Hiram College

Sixteen Hiram College students spent their spring break working with Habitat for Humanity in High Point, N.C.

Amy Morton ’13, writes: 

After five days on the work site, our group had a solid roof and two outside walls pretty much built. But we had also constructed solid relationships with the people we spent those five days with. Ashley, the home-owner, had a birthday on Friday, our last day on-site. We had cake, cupcakes, streamers, balloons and a house-warming gift ready for her. We also got to meet her daughter, and everybody could agree that getting to know these people was the most rewarding part of our week.

We also got to spend some extra fun-time with our foreman, John Cord, at his home where a southern-style meal was prepared for us. Our group spent hours around a bonfire, reminiscing about the week and enjoying our final night together. You go on a Habitat trip because you want to do some community service, but you invariably find that you aren’t completely on the giving end. Our group received so much from High Point, North Carolina: food, a welcoming home, membership in the community… And I think we’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to return.