UF Students Extend Generosity from One Generation to Another

September 25, 2014                                                               


UF Students Extend Generosity from One Generation to Another


GAINESVILLE – Generosity extends from generation to generation. This weekend, the University of Florida Habitat for Humanity club will continue in the tradition of service by giving back to retired UF employee Lillie Mae Brooks, 88, who worked as a custodian supervisor at UF for 25 years.

            The UF Habitat members can be found most every weekend working at one Habitat build site or another but this particular weekend the group wanted to volunteer on a home that had a University of Florida connection. The Gator Habitat students are not only painting the Brook’s house located at 2438 NE 13th Ave. in the Greater Duval Neighborhood but they are also offering their financial support for the much needed critical homes repairs on this home.

Alachua Habitat for Humanity is a member participant of the Greater Duval Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in the east Gainesville community. Alachua Habitat and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are partnering to paint 10 homes in the Greater Duval area in the coming year. This is the 5th home they have sponsored and organized as part of this initiative. The critical home repairs will also be completed by other volunteers and contractors. Repairs include installing handicap accessible grab bars in the bathroom, replacing doors, installing a handicap toilet and replacement of the vanity and sink in the bathroom. There will also be plumbing and other electrical repairs.