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Habitat for Humanity gears up for spring

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

February 25, 2019

With winter looming outside, it can be helpful for many students to brighten up their dorms with a little greenery. While it’s typically hard to get houseplants this time of year, the UW-Whitewater chapter of Habitat for Humanity gave students a way to purchase plants that also goes towards a specif...

Habitat volunteers time, effort to help out

April 9, 2014

  April 9, 2014 By Amanda Ramirez   An old proverb, “Home is where the heart is” associates home with comfort, warmth and love. Unfortunately, this is not true for many Americans. According to the UW-Whitewater Habitat for Humanity website, the number of families in poverty...

Students should use spring break to learn

Students should use spring break to learn

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion Spring Break is a time for students to celebrate their week-long freedom from responsibilities. As MTV has been showing us since 1986, the year they began covering Spring Break live, many students head down to warm beaches and have their fill of alcohol and...

Whitewater walks to help the hungry

September 26, 2012

The Christian Rural Overseas Program Hunger Walk offers an easy way to help people around the world by taking a stroll through Whitewater. The CROP Hunger Walk, an event on Oct. 7, is organized by several community churches to raise money for the local food pantry and those in need all over the world. This...

Habitat for Humanity to build another house in Whitewater

April 10, 2012

The UW-Whitewater chapter of Habitat for Humanity is working to raise money for a new home in Whitewater. The fundraiser is called “Construction Hero for a Day” and is being held April 9-20 in the University Center. Senior President of Whitewater Habitat for Humanity Dan Buehler said the chapter...

Helping Whitewater’s sister-city

April 5, 2011

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and has since been named the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. The UW-Whitewater chapter for the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity took an eight-day trip to Bay St. Louis, Miss., to help with building duplexes for the new community Seal Pointe....

Local family hopeful to receive new home

March 29, 2011

The UW-Whitewater chapter of Habitat for Humanity was selected to receive a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance, beating out 75 other chapters nationwide. To receive the grant, Habitat for Humanity must fundraise and collect $5,000, which State Farm Insurance will then match for a total of $10,000....

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