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Lifelong Friendships

This was my first away service trip and I am beyond glad that I had the chance to partake in the Vero Beach trip. Although the week was tiring and draining due to early mornings and exhausting work at the construction site, I would never trade this last week of my winter break for anything…

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Zero Regrets

At the start of the trip, I came in with many questions as I was uncertain about what to expect. Although I had participated in build projects before, this was the first time I had committed to a week-long build trip. Regardless, I came in with an open mind and eager to contribute as much…

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Putting Life in Perspective

Throughout the journey of our life, we often find ourselves thinking back to what moments made us the person we are today. We think about all the hard work that has gone into creating, developing, and managing the person you are. Today, I think about how this trip will be in my thoughts when I…

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The Work We Want To Do

For the second year in a row, I took my last week of winter break in Vero Beach—working on homes for Habitat for Humanity with my fellow students. And while the average person might see this as a sacrifice, I disagree. Although my pockets were a little lighter and my joints ached a little more…

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Home Away From Home

There is no doubt that the trip has been a way for us to give back to our larger community, to bond with each other, and to use the last bit of our winter break to do more than binge watch the last of our Netflix shows. It’s also a really fun time exploring a…

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Educational, Spiritual, and Wonderful Experience

It has been an amazing opportunity to help build homes for people in need. This trip has been educational, spiritual, and a wonderful bonding experience with people I might have never thought to befriend. I have learned more about poverty, privilege, and gratitude by interacting and communicating with the homeowners, supervisors, and volunteers. I’ve enjoyed…

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New Experiences and New Friends

I signed up very late for the Habitat for Humanity trip to Vero Beach Florida. But I am very grateful that I made the decision on a whim to go. The people on the trip are all so amazing and we laughed so much. I enjoyed having a flexible schedule after the work day so…

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Returning to a Cause I Care About

After an amazing experience on the Vero Beach Habitat Trip last year, I was so excited to have the opportunity to participate again this year. During this trip I have had the privilege of also being the student leader which has given me a whole new experience. Seeing the Waterside community for the second time…

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Setting Up Families for Success

Volunteering is always fulfilling because it is doing work for a cause. I enjoyed working for Habitat for Humanity because I thoroughly appreciate the cause of helping provide proper housing for underprivileged but deserving families and building communities that help to eradicate poverty. Habitat for Humanity screens families extensively before they get a home. They…

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Habitat Build in Vero Beach Florida

Today, the Babson Habitat for Humanity collegiate chapter continued our work building homes in the Indian River community. We performed a variety of tasks both individually and in teams: roofing, painting, sanding, etc. We think we speak on behalf of the entire team when we say we’ve learned so much from the “sweat equity” we’ve…