#UABBUILDS 2017
2017 Build Flickr Page Link

See the build from the beginning on Flickr, by clicking the photo above.

Thank you to all who participated in our 2017 build! This year we were excited to build 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.
This year over 675 UAB employees gave their time to build for Ms. Wells. The build concluded November 10th, with the official dedication taking place the 15th.

“To UAB employees, thank you,” said Tiffany. “Thank you so much from me and from Morgan, too. You have blessed me. I’ve never seen people give that much time and energy to anything as they did to building this home. That was a first for me, and it has changed my life because now I want to be like them, and I want to give like them and help people just like they have done for me.”

To see the build in its entirety and to view photos from the dedication be sure to visit our Flickr page, linked above. 


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.