Giving back to the community

More than 100 faculty and staff members and about 75 students have joined forces to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity this fall.

Groups from the Reynolda Campus and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have worked on the house in the Smith Farm neighborhood, near Kernersville, several times a week since early September. The house is expected to be finished in November.

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Sylvia Oberle, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, said she appreciated the help of the Wake Forest volunteers.

“Our staff has said they’re one of the best volunteer groups that we have,” she said. “Their work sessions are always fully signed up, with waiting lists, and they’re very hard workers. It’s been a good experience for us and for them, too, we hope.”

Wake Forest volunteers helped build a Habitat house last year in a different neighborhood.

The following Reynolda Campus offices and organizations have participated this fall or will work on the house in the coming weeks:

  • Provost’s Office
  • Information Systems
  • Men’s Basketball Team
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Law School Faculty
  • Wake Forest Fellows
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library
  • Men’s Baseball Team
  • Women’s Basketball Team
  • Financial and Accounting Services
  • Purchasing
  • Facilities Custodial Services
  • Track and Field Team
  • Student Financial Aid
  • University Stores
  • University Advancement
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Women’s Golf Team
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Habitat for Humanity Student Group

— By Kerry M. King (’85)
Office of Communications and External Communications