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University Community to Build First Pepperdine Habitat for Humanity House
Pepperdine University, in partnership with the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, has begun construction on a home called Pierre's Place. Named to honor the life of Pierre Claeyssens, the house will be built through Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.
To kick-off the upcoming year of building, the Pepperdine community is invited to attend the Site Blessing Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. As the ceremony takes place at a construction site, ceremony attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately. The special event will provide opportunities to both bless the work site and meet members of the Saravia family who will soon call it home. R.S.V.P for the Blessing Ceremony. Register to help build the Saravia family's home on many of the upcoming dates by visiting the Pepperdine Volunteer Center Habitat for Humanity Web site.
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization that strives to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by helping to provide affordable housing to families who normally would not be able to afford it. As of September 2001 Habitat will have built over 100,000 homes worldwide. Pepperdine can be actively involved in changing lives and empowering people to serve and help others as a chapter of this organization. No experience is required other than a willing heart to serve. Interested volunteers with special construction skills are requested to please contact Jennifer Hollingsworth to let her know before the build day.