Students from Saints Peter and Paul High School (SSPP) just completed a multi-faceted project to support Habitat for Humanity Choptank’s Saint Michaels Faith Build project.
The project was conceived by Nathan Lovell, a tenth grade student at SSPP, and Elizabeth Langston, SSPP parishioner. Nathan went to his class officers and Mrs. Vicki Cappa, the sophomore class advisor, to encourage the school to support it. The project included a prayer service to kick off the project, as well as two fundraisers – a fundraising night at Chipotle in Easton and the distribution of a Habitat bank to every student in the school to save their money for the project. These two efforts raised $1,600 for the Faith Build. A group of students also worked on the build site in St. Michaels, helping to make progress on the Faith Build house.
“We are so impressed with the dedication, drive and heart of these students,” said JoAnn Hansen, Habitat Choptank’s Executive Director. “The students initiated, organized and led the project from start to finish. It’s inspiring to know that students like these – students who care for those in need in their community – are our future.”
“The work that Habitat Choptank does for families in our community is amazing,” said Nathan Lovell, student project leader. “We really enjoyed working on the build site and it was inspiring to know that we are helping to make a difference.”
Habitat Choptank is currently working on a seven-home project for the Brooks Lane/Chester Park neighborhood in St. Michaels. The fourth of the homes to be built there will be “The House That Faith Built.” It is called a Faith Build home because the construction of it is supported by communities of faith in the area.
For more information, to make a donation that benefits our local community, or volunteer, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.