Henry Peterson, a senior studying Engineering and Computer Science, volunteered his time building a house for an underprivileged family with Habitat 4 Humanity. He was part of a group of 15 students who constructed and secured supports and external walls as well as parts of the interior structure of the house. During construction, Henry was able to meet with the future homeowner and listen to how this opportunity changed her life. Through this civic engagement project, Henry learned about the time and dedication it takes to run an organization like Habitat 4 Humanity. Not only did he get to experience the gratitude of the future homeowner, but he also realized “for great things to be completed a lot of dedication from volunteers is needed.” In the future, Henry plans on volunteering more of his time to Habitat 4 Humanity.
Contributing Blogger Samantha DeTore, ’15 Arts and Sciences