October 10, 2018

SOM employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

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44274502205 580ca89396 zOn Saturday, Sept. 29, 19 SOM employees from the Dean’s Office participated in a local Habitat for Humanity build. Collectively, the group of individuals donated 75 hours of their time to the project. The volunteer day was the first of many Season of Service opportunities for employees to give back to the local community.

For the past five years, the UAB Benevolent Fund has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. During that time of service more than 2,500 UAB employees have given over 10,000 hours of their time as well as close to $250,000 in supporting contributions.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit committed to providing safe and affordable housing to individuals in need across our community and country. The most common misconception regarding Habitat is that the homes it provides are free, but on the contrary, all Habitat recipients are actually homeowners and manage a 0% interest 20-year mortgage rate. They also must meet a detailed set of criteria to be considered, including putting a down payment on the home and contributing 300 hours’ worth of “sweat equity.”

To view photos of the SOM employee build day, click here.