HCMSA Helps Build Habitat for Humanity Home

HCMSA HabitatPictured L/R: (Top Row) Madeline Patterson, Tiffanie Jenkins, Noelle Cheeks, Gabriel Welch, Kenric Duncan (Bottom Row) Courtney Bibb, Aaliyah EdwardsThe UAB Healthcare Management Student Association participated in a Habitat for Humanity project in early 2013. Madeline Patterson, Tiffanie Jenkins, Noelle Cheeks, Gabriel Welch, Kenric Duncan, Courtney Bibb and Aaliyah Edwards worked from 8 a.m. - Noon on the house located in the west Birmingham neighborhood of Ensley. The group was responsible for priming and painting the inside of the house, putting siding on the outside of the house and placing shingles on the roof.

“Before that day I only knew one of the people in the group picture but we were all laughing together by the time we were done and even went out for pizza afterwards,” said Duncan. “It was a great bonding experience for us as a group. Some of those in my group are still my good friends today and the workday made me want to get more involved with my major's student organization.”

UAB's Habitat for Humanity group provided breakfast as well as rides to and from the site. Duncan, who has been taking part in community workdays since his freshman year, says he plans on going with them to UAB's Into the Streets Day where students go throughout the Magic City and do community service.