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#UABBUILDS 2017
#UABBuilds2017Follow our progress on Flickr, by clicking the photo above.

After the amazing success of last year’s build, the UAB Habitat House is back for the fourth year in a row!  This year we’re excited to be building in Wylam for Ms. Tiffany Wells and baby Morgan. Ms. Wells is Bessemer native and a Miles College graduate.

“Owning my own home will allow me the chance to raise my son in a positive and safe environment,” says Tiffany, “I just want to say that I am more than grateful for this wonderful opportunity.”
The Wells family home will be built at 4405 5th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35224

To read more about Tiffany and for full directions to her new home, click here.

Volunteer & Support the build

We’ll be building Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays from September 21st-November 10th. Come join us!

Sign Up to Volunteer in 2 Easy Steps: 

1.
Click the "SignUp.com" Button below to reserve a date and time to volunteer

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

2.  Then, follow the link or scan the QR code below to access the mandatory volunteer waiver.
qrcode for UAB Habitat House
Once you've signed up keep your eyes out for emails with details about your build day. We're excited to have you!


This will be the fourth Habitat for Humanity home the UAB Benevolent Fund has completed in the Birmingham area in the past four years. All four homes were entirely funded by employee contributions and built entirely by UAB employee and student volunteers. To contribute today to the 2017 UAB Habitat House make your pledge to #581 or click here to purchase a 2017 build t-shirt and support the cause!


2016 Build
Ms. Toni Byrd and her home

The 2016 Habitat House build was a huge success! We had over 670 employees and students volunteer totaling over 3,057 hours! See all the pictures from the build on our Flickr:www.flickr.com/photos/uabbenfund
It was an honor to build for US Navy Veteran and UAB Collat School of Business Student Ms. Toni Byrd and her family! Check out this news story from the dedication of the home to Ms. Byrd on Veteran's Day 2016: WBRC New Story.


2015 Build

Dixon Family PhotoWith the help of over 560 UAB employees and students who spent 2,572 hours volunteering the 2015 UAB Habitat House was completed October 24, 2015! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of ADA, UAB employees and students built a handicapped accessible home for Monique Dixon and her family. Read more about the 2015 build and the Dixon family below:

AL.com "Special Habitat House will make life easier for family with wheelchair-bound son"

Trussville Tribune "UAB Program builds Habitat for Humanity home in Clay"


2014 Build

UAB 425 employees and students contributed over 2,000 volunteer hours during our first ever UAB Habitat House build! On November 10, 2014, La’Tasha Willis and her daughters, Lyric and Alexis, received the keys to their new house in the Pratt City community of Birmingham. It was a joy to see students, faculty, staff, and homeowners all working together toward the common goal of decent, affordable housing for our community and an event that sparked a now annual tradition at UAB!

To see the hard work of our first-ever volunteer team in action, watch the video below:


Habitat Helps our UAB Family

Habitat’s impact doesn’t just stop at our annual build, in the past 6 years, Habitat For Humanity Greater Birmingham Chapter has built 39 houses for our UAB family including 31 employees and 9 students. Including, Ivory who received her Habitat House while completing her degree in Early Childhood Education.