U of L students biking West Coast to build Habitat house

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A couple of University of Louisville students are hitting the road to find the remaining money needed to build the first completely student-funded Habitat for Humanity house in Louisville.

Stephanie Dooper is president of the U of L Habitat chapter, and David Exe (EX’-ee) is a member of the chapter. They take off from Seattle by bicycle on May 5 and end up a month later in Los Angeles, for a total 1,500 miles down the West Coast.

Raising $44,000 for a Habitat house in Louisville was Dooper’s idea. That was more than a year ago. The chapter, which has about 300 students, has received a $20,000 matching grant from Texas Roadhouse and has raised $7,000 toward the house. Now the students want to raise the remaining $17,000 before fall, when construction is expected to start.

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Students’ blog: https://roadsnroofs.wordpress.com/

 

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