Baylor To Break Ground Friday On Habitat House Project

March 15, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor faculty, staff and students will join with Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. and representatives from Waco Habitat for Humanity at 4 p.m. Friday, March 16, to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Baylor Habitat for Humanity House located at 1008 Church Ave. in Waco.

The $32,000 project of Baylor's Habitat for Humanity chapter -- the oldest collegiate chapter in the United States -- is being funded by contributions from students, faculty and staff. Construction on the home, the 61st Habitat House to be built in Waco, will begin Saturday, March 24, with a completion date and house dedication set for Saturday, April 28.

Participants in Friday's groundbreaking will include Sloan; Ahmed Al-Hafidh, student president of the Baylor Habitat chapter; John Alexander, executive director of Waco Habitat for Humanity; Howard Williams, Baylor director of church relations and president of the Waco Habitat board of directors; Jay Losey, chair of the Faculty Senate; Rona Stefka, chair of special projects for Staff Council; and the homeowners, Eddie and Anja Gayle.

For more information about the Baylor Habitat House groundbreaking, contact Larry Brumley, associate vice president for communications, at 710-1964. For more information about the building project, contact Al-Hafidh at 755-6593, Losey at 710-4896 or Stefka at 710-4881.

DIRECTIONS: To get to the building site, take 12th Street south off LaSalle Avenue. Church Avenue will be on the left, just past the old Wolfe Nursery.

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