Meet Our Volunteers

Meet Our Volunteers

180 Medical

“At the heart of 180 Medical, there is a dedication to service and compassion for others that extends beyond our customers and into our community.

We’re honored to be able to give our time and effort to a worthy cause like Habitat for Humanity.” - Kieranne Nelms

Marketing Manager

Access Midstream

Access Midstream is proud to work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a Moore home damaged by the May 20 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma.

Access Midstream is proud to work with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a Moore home damaged by the May 20 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. Our Access in Action program gives employees across our operating areas eight hours of company time each year to volunteer. After the May tornadoes, Oklahoma employees were given an additional eight hours of company volunteer time to assist with disaster relief and rebuilding.

 

“Access Midstream, along with our partners at Williams Companies and Global Infrastructure Partners, is honored to have donated more than $400,000 to the tornado recovery efforts in Oklahoma. A portion of that contribution was used to build this home for the Carrera family,” said Mike Stice, CEO of Access Midstream. “More than 160 Access employees have donated time to this project, equaling more than 800 volunteer hours. It’s an example of our commitment to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”



 

Acts 2 United Methodist Church

“We are from Acts 2 United Methodist Church in Edmond and we want to volunteer with your organization because

we want to give back to our community by making an impact.” -  Danielle Trepagnier

Allstate

“We seek heightened impact by working with well-respected nonprofit and community-based partners, and we strive to strengthen the nonprofit sector.”

American Society of Military Comptrollers

"ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for persons, military and civilian, involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. ASMC promotes the education and training of its members, and supports development and advancement of the profession of military comptrollership."

ASMC is also a huge contributor to the development and success of our youth and community. We work on many projects with Habitat For Humanity as well as other opportunities with National Food Bank of Oklahoma City and other organizations. Also, with being a non-profit organization we also fund raise to provide scholarship opportunity's to students in career fields like Accounting and Finance, Acquisition, Administrative Support, Auditing, Budgeting, Budgeting, Comptrollership, Cost Analysis and much more!” – Desiree Morgan


Bike and Build

Over ten seasons, Bike & Build has contributed more than $4.5M to housing groups to fund projects planned and executed by young adults.

Over ten seasons, Bike & Build has contributed more than $4.5M to housing groups to fund projects planned and executed by young adults; this includes more than $500,000 donated from the summer of 2013. Bike & Build hopes to increase this contribution level for the summer of 2014.

CEC Infrastructure Solutions

“At CEC it’s in our purpose statement that we believe in a Get Stuff Built Right attitude.

That philosophy continues with the impact we stand to make on our communities. CEC felt it was a perfect fit being a leader in infrastructure solutions, to partner with this wonderful organization providing homes for deserving Oklahoma families. CEC looks forward to supporting Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity as they continue to grow in the Oklahoma City area.” – Kylie Hagmaier; Marketing Assistant. 

Cherokee Hills Christian Church

"CHCC is all about bringing the hope and love of Jesus Christ to NW Oklahoma City.

That is the main reason we love working with Habitat - Habitat for Humanity provides for us a very tangible way to express Jesus' love for our neighbors!" - Pastor Chris Harper

Chesapeake H.E.L.P.

“Chesapeake’s H.E.L.P. (Helping Energize Local Progress) Initiative is our opportunity to directly impact the communities where we live and work."

"We are provided with four hours of company time to volunteer each year. COHFH is a terrific organization that is aligned with the HELP Initiative’s values and provides opportunities for Chesapeake’s employees to give back to the community.” – Ryan McDougal 

Coach, Speak & Serve

“Our group Amplify Elite Mastermind spear headed by Master Coach Aprille Franks-Hunt believes in global philanthropy initiatives and stand behind our own message of we are here to serve."

Partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity was just our way of giving back into some of the group members own community.  It literally takes all of us to build a strong thriving community.” – Ronda A White

Continental Resources

"We're grateful for corporate partners like Continental Resources, who help us give families a new start."

"We're grateful for corporate partners like Continental Resources, who help us give families a new start."
Ann Felton
 

ConvaTec

“We are so excited for the opportunity to exemplify our company values and make a positive impact in our community.

We would like to thank Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity for this opportunity!” – Lauren Brown 

Cornerstone Crew

The COHFH Cornerstone Crew is made up of individuals who work construction for COHFH on a consistent basis and have for several years.

The COHFH Cornerstone Crew is made up of individuals who work construction for COHFH on a consistent basis for several years.
 

 

Courtyard Marriott Downtown OKC

“We are from the Courtyard Marriott downtown."

"We started our community service team in January and this is one of our good faith efforts.” – Kami Therio

Cowan Group Engineering

“We are volunteering because we have the opportunity and are able to give back to the community with our time, knowledge and hard work.

It has always been a goal of ours to give back to the community consistently, and Habitat for Humanity is a great outlet for us to continue that goal.” – Chandler Robertson 

Crossings Community Church

Members of Crossings Community Church, a part of the Oklahoma City Community for more than 50 years, felt called to help families that were affected by the May tornadoes.

Members of Crossings Community Church, a part of the Oklahoma City Community for more than 50 years, felt called to help families that were affected by the May tornadoes.  The Crossings Disaster Relief Team (CDRT) took shape in the wake of the 2013 tornado outbreak.  "Having received so much grace and love from God and His church, the CDRT members stand ready to be a very practical expression of this same love to Oklahomans." 
Jeff Steward, Senior Associate Pastor.

CSAA Insurance Group

“The group volunteering is our newest claims class. We believe in...

We believe in contributing to the community and are excited to spend the day volunteering with you!” - Teresa Zamarron, Claims Service Supervisor

 

Dell Global Support and Deployment

"It didn’t take but a few seconds of driving up to the house to realize that this house had a sad story behind it. Surrounded by brand new homes no more than a year old, it was boarded up, a garage full of damaged sheet rock, carpet and other pieces from what was once a beautiful home."

"Many people from our team thought to themselves, the cleanup itself will take all day. By 10 in the morning, almost all of the trash had been cleaned out of the house and people had begun other tasks such as framing, and insulating. At the end of the day, we stood in amazement at how much we were able to accomplish together. 

Our team came with the goal of helping some family in some way. As the day progressed, I heard numerous accounts where these people were excited and happy to work in the hot sun, more than thrilled to get dirty, because they could make a difference in one family’s life. Thank you Habitat for Humanity for allowing us to work as a team,  to 'Power the Possible'."
~Tammy H. Support Resolution Team, Dell

DLO - Diagnostic Laboratory Of Oklahoma

“The DLO team proudly supports Habitat for Humanity and the important work it does to help others help themselves.

“The DLO team proudly supports Habitat for Humanity and the important work it does to help others help themselves.  We contribute to a variety of charities each year in order to make critical diagnostic testing available to those who might not be able to afford it.  But the work we do with Habitat for Humanity allows us to team together, including senior management, and actually do the work.  It’s a great feeling to serve those who need the help, and are willing to help themselves.”

--Bill Mosteller, CEO
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma

 

Evergreen Baptist Church

“Evergreen SGV considers it a blessing to partner with a wonderful organization like COHFH who is committed to showing God's love to His people through new affordable housing or helping folks renovate or rebuild their existing homes."

"We were particular blessed last year to work on a Critical Home Repair project and getting the chance to work alongside the homeowner.  We had the privilege of getting to know the homeowner and to be able to encourage and pray for her.  We are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use us this year.” – Chris Chan 

Ginger Bratzel

Our company is headquartered in Oklahoma City and we help dentists around the country run their dental offices better.

Our company is headquartered in Oklahoma City and we help dentists around the country run their dental offices better.  When the tornado hit Moore, all our dentist clients asked what they could do to help us so they came to Oklahoma to help rebuild and restore our community.

Girling Community Care

“As an Affiliate of Kindred At Home, our Mission is to. ‘”Always keep our patients and their families first by providing clinical excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care”. Our Vision is, “Changing Lives Every Day”.

By volunteering our time to Habitat for Humanity, we are given the opportunity to expand the scope of services we are normally able to provide to the people in our community.  Being able to share our common goal of helping those in need with Habitat for Humanity, is a heart harming experience and is what the Christmas Season is all about. We are truly honored to help your organization, in any way we can.” - Lizabeth Lamb DOCM

Director of Case Management

Girling Community Care-OKC

Heartland Community Church

"The ‘community’ of Heartland Community Church is Oklahoma City! We're called to serve." – Pastor Nate

Heartland Payment Systems

As an organization, Heartland encourages employees to participate in our Worldwide Day of Service. This is a day dedicated to taking a step back from our desks, disconnecting from our devices and dedicating our time and effort in service to our community.

Habitat for Humanity was a great way for our group to see and feel the impact of volunteering firsthand. We had the opportunity to work on a few different homes, all at different stages of completion. Our team helped prepare a home for its dedication to a deserving family. During the dedication ceremony, we were able to experience the family’s pride and elation of finally realizing their dream of homeownership after years of hard work.

 

We also had the opportunity to work with a woman named Camille on her own home. We learned that Camille had been trying to get into the program for quite some time and would be moving into her home just before Thanksgiving. She was so grateful for our help and though her own move-in date was only weeks away, she continued to work on other homes long after completing her required hours. There was so much joy and generosity at every home in the neighborhood. It was apparent that everyone was glad to be there, serving the community, lending a helping hand and teaching our team members a few tricks of the trade along the way. Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity was a very rewarding experience for our entire team. We look forward to doing it again soon!

Heritage Baptist Church

“We are looking forward to serving with Habitat on July 16th."

"We are from the "Potter's Clay" Adult Bible Study Fellowship class at Heritage Baptist Church.” – Donna Jackson

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

“The staff at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in OKC is excited to give back to our community by volunteering our personal time with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. iFLY Indoor Skydiving is eager to engage with our community and we are excited to help those in need.

We understand that donating our time helps Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity reduce labor costs so they are able to do even MORE with their funding.” - Evan Comer

Sales Manager

JASCO

“The Jasco team really loves getting out and being involved in our community in a positive way."

We also get to spend some time outside of work to build our team spirit and what better way to do that than to partner with our local Habitat organization.”- Janis Thomas

Team Member Services Specialist

Jewish Disaster Response - JDRCorps

The JDRC’s experience partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity during our tornado-relief program this past winter was -- across the board -- excellent.

The JDRC’s experience partnering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity during our tornado-relief program this past winter was-- across the board-- excellent. Our college student volunteers loved working with the COHFH staff, who were organized, accommodating, friendly, and incredibly hard-working. Thank you so much for letting us put our Jewish values into practice by being a part of the meaningful work you do for low-income families in Oklahoma!


Law Office of William Archibald

“We are excited about volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat on November 20, 2015. The Law Office of William Archibald are employees of a member company of
Zurich Insurance Group.

Zurich is one global company with one mission, one ambition, one set of shared values and a clearly articulated commitment to our customers, our people, our shareholders and the communities where we live and work. Our communities are where our customers, our people, and our shareholders live and work. While we can be proud of the contribution to society Zurich makes through our core business of insurance we must also give back to our communities through our talent, time, and resources.

Zurich supports 6 core charities and Habitat for Humanity is one of those core charities. Here in Oklahoma City we felt like giving back to the Central Oklahoma Habitat is a great way to get involved with one of Zurich's core charities and help those less fortunate. We are grateful for the jobs we have and like to share our support to the great community of Oklahoma City. The majority of our employees are long-time Oklahoma City residents.” - Karen L. Harris; Legal Secretary to Richard A. Bruce & Jay T. Chaney;

Law Office of William Archibald

Leidos

Team Leidos' 2014 Habitat campaign includes efforts in 11 states covering dozens of projects and engaging hundreds of employees, friends, and family.

"A home is an emotional thing, and it can be the catalyst that a family needs to get on their feet and achieve success. Unfortunately today, the American dream is very hard to achieve. Organizations like Habitat and volunteer teams like the ones from Leidos are making a difference. One home at a time, they are helping hard working and hopeful families achieve their dreams."  
~Melissa Koskovich, VP and Director, Leidos Communications

Life.Church Midwest City

"I asked my Life Group if they wanted to volunteer with me and they were all for it.

“I volunteered a couple of months ago with you guys and felt a calling in my heart to do so again. I’m very passionate about volunteering, especially with Habitat because my parents volunteered there. My statement for this year has been; I’m all in to serve God, wherever He takes me, which is why I really felt that calling to volunteer at COHFH again and I look forward to doing so.” – Kim Love. 

LifeChurch.tv

Creative Seeds LifeGroup from LifeChurch.tv out of Midwest City testify to a rewarding experience.

"We at Creative Seeds LifeGroup of LifeChurch.tv/Midwest City find that helping build a home for a deserving family is extremely rewarding."

"It is very satisfying to see one of our volunteers new to Habitat experience their first Saturday build.  It seems all they can do is smile."

LINN Energy

Helping a family break the cycle of renting and seeing them own their first home is what motivates LINN employees to give of their time.

Helping a family break the cycle of renting and seeing them own their first home is what motivates LINN employees to give of their time. "The dedication is my favorite day because I get to see the change taking place for the family," said Bill Shanahan, Manager of LINN Midsteam at Linn Energy. "Being able to help provide stability to a family through home ownership changes their lives.  You don't get to see that very often."

Lose to Serve

Lose to Serve is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to inspiring everyone to lose weight, increase their fitness levels, and serve others more effectively...and

Lose to Serve is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to inspiring everyone to lose weight, increase their fitness levels, and serve others more effectively.   They also helped build a home for a mom and daughter who won a recent weight-loss contest.

Marthoma Church of Oklahoma

"We are a South Indian based Christian church that has been in the Bethany community for over 25 years."

"Sometimes it's easy for an outside group of people to feel out of place in a new community, but Bethany has always been so very welcoming and open to us.  We feel that after 25 years it is time to give something back to the community that has always treated us very well.  It is our hope in the coming years that we can be an expression of God's love and peace through action as we are now committed to involving and integrating with the local community." – George

MetaFund

“We have a long-standing active relationship with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity wherein we have assisted them in pursuing their mission by purchasing nearly 300 mortgage loans from them.

This volunteer day is just one more example of our commitment to Habitat and its mission.” – April Teague, Project Manager

Metro Technology Centers

“We are the Pre-Engineering STEM Academy from Metro Technology Centers. We teach Project Lead the Way curriculum to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Oklahoma City School District.


The curriculum provides the student with college-prep classes for students interested in pursuing an engineering related profession.  One of our specialty classes is Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) in which students design a house based on Habitat for Humanity criteria.  This field trip will provide students with the hands-on framing of a house very similar to what they have drawn on paper and discussed in class.  It brings the curriculum to life as the students experience the build process and allows us to promote community service as a vital part of everyday life.” - Janet Portwood; ITC/Pre-Engineering Teacher

Midlands

“Midlands was founded in Oklahoma in 1990 and views family and community as a vital part to our 25 years of success.

We take pride in being able to give back to the communities in which we live and work every day.”

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School

“We had a great time with you guys. We had 90 students and teachers there. We do this annually to integrate the great value of service to others for our students.

“We had a great time with you guys. We had 90 students and teachers there. We do this annually to integrate the great value of service to others for our students. We have been partnering with Habitat for about 10 years now. It seems to be a good fit for our large numbers and your ability to put us all to work.  We truly appreciate you guys.”

Northrop Grumman

“Northrop Grumman and their employees are very dedicated to community service and are always looking for ways to serve those in need both globally and in their local communities. list

NG employs a large number of veterans  and we recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to our country.  As such, when we heard of the opportunity to help build a house for a veteran in need, our local OKC employees jumped at the opportunity. Our OKC NG team is looking forward to coming together as  a team and working on this wonderful project.” – Carol Jennings; Procurement Specialist

Northwest Classen High School

I am a math teacher at Northwest Classen High School. My students are helping a local family design a home. They are helping with COHFH to build a home to help them understand building a home and what it is like to help someone.” – Telannia Norfar

OCU Phi Mu Sorority

"We're big on being in touch with the community & doing our part to give back!

We wanted to do something before recruitment starts to support the community." - Isabel Ramierz, membership director.

OCU The Wesley Center

“Service Learning is an important component of education at Oklahoma City University. The Wesley Center, the campus ministry of Oklahoma City University, provides service opportunities as an act of faith."

We are thankful to partner with Habitat for Humanity for one of our service events for the year.” - Elizabeth Horton-Ware

Director of Religious Life

OKC Energy Football Club

New to OKC and to COHFH, the Energy USL Pro Soccer Team is connecting with the community in a BIG way.

New to OKC and to COHFH, the Energy USL Pro Soccer Team is connecting with the community in a BIG way.

The guys from the Energy have jumped in with both feet to fight for families in our community by picking up hammers and paint brushes

USL PRO is the strongest U.S. men’s professional soccer league on and off the field and in support of Major League Soccer (MLS). Focused on league stability and franchise performance longevity, USL PRO features 14 teams, including 2014 expansion teams in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Sacramento.

 

OKC University

"Nurses strive to promote wellness in the clinical setting, which is simply the origin of our service to the community."

OKCMAR - OKC Metropolitan Association of Realtors

“It takes people like YOU, who are willing to give a few precious hours to help turn a slab of concrete into a beautiful new home for a local family. It will be a rewarding experience knowing you’ve helped to build affordable housing and provide hope for a responsible, hard-working, limited income family living in substandard conditions.”

Last year, Helen Bozman, OKCMAR Association Executive, said: “the staff and our membership had a wonderful time working together on this project.  I enjoyed meeting new faces and learning new skills.  Within a few short hours, we had raised framed house walls from a slab!  The Habitat crew was fun and very helpful.” - Helen R. Bozman; Association Executive; OKC Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®

Oklahoma City Barons

The OKC Barons have been instrumental in helping provide the manpower for many of the homes we build.

The OKC Barons have been instrumental in helping provide the manpower for many of the homes we build.  COHFH can always count on the OKC Barons Hockey Team to pitch in several times a year to help families in our community.

Oklahoma Educators Credit Union

“Oklahoma Educators Credit Union practices banking with a heart for our community."

"Our commitment to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a great example of that principle and one we look forward to continuing for many years to come.” Cindy White, OECU President/CEO

Oklahoma Fidelity Bank

Oklahoma Fidelity Bank believes in community involvement.

“Oklahoma Fidelity Bank supports Habitat for Humanity because they give those in need more than shelter. They give them hope. We are proud to help empower people to create a better future for themselves and their fellow citizens.”



Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute

At Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute our physicians and employees work daily to improve the health and wellness of our patients. Our sincere commitment to give back extends beyond our office doors and into our communities

“At OSOI we believe that it is important to give back to our community.   Volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity has been an extremely rewarding experience for our organization.   After volunteering the first time, our employees couldn’t wait to go back.    Great people, great cause, great experience!”      Chris Moslander, COO

At Oklahoma Sports & Orthopedics Institute our physicians and employees work daily to improve the health and wellness of our patients.  Our sincere commitment to give back extends beyond our office doors and into our communities.   The OSOI workforce is dedicated to community service and particularly enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.   “The experience of volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity exceeded all of our expectations.   We not only helped build a home for a very special family, but we had a great time working together and watching the project take shape,”   says Chris Moslander, OSOI Chief Operating Officer.    “Habitat for Humanity will most definitely be a part of our community partnership initiatives as we plan for the future.”

OU Dentist Staples Society

The mission of the Staples Society shall be to: [1] provide service to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry; [2] promote interaction of faculty, staff, students and residents; [3] fulfill emergency needs of the OUCOD family and; [4] provide service to the community. Staples shall sponsor and promote such activities, as it deems advisable and necessary in the furtherance of these purposes.

“As future dentists, our primary goal is to support our fellow Oklahomans in every way we can, whether it be through providing quality dental care or helping build new homes for the less fortunate.” 

OU Medicine

OU Medicine, in 6 short years, has been fortunate enough to build 7 homes for 7 deserving families.

OU Medicine, in 6 short years, has been fortunate enough to build 7 homes for 7 deserving families.  We feel it is important to give back to the community in which we serve, and are honored to help so many hard-working families reach their dreams and goals by being a home-owner.  We also enjoy the time together, among co-workers, building the homes.  Watching it go from the foundation into a home in 8 weeks is very rewarding for our employees.  OU Medicine looks forward to many more years and home-building experiences with Habitat for Humanity.

PC West La Raza

“Through our club we do volunteer work once a month. It gives the student a chance to help out the community!” – Jennifer Pasillas

PLICO

“For 35 years, PLICO has been committed to Oklahoma’s medical community, serving some of the state’s most valued caretakers and healers.

As the leading healthcare liability insurance carrier in Oklahoma, our focus is on protecting quality medicine and advocating improved patient safety for our citizens. We are excited; therefore, to partner with the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, for they too are caretakers and healers in our community, providing hope to the hearts of families we are proud to call our neighbors." – Matthew Moore, VP of Business Development

Pratt & Whitney

“As for why we are volunteering, this is an opportunity for some of our folks to get together outside of the work environment...

and give a little to the community that we live in.” Sam Anderson; GM Oklahoma City Operations; P&W Military Engines 

Rose State College Athletics

“As a program, we try to do several community service projects during the year; it allows us an opportunity to interact within the community as well as to give back to the community.


"I think it’s important for our athletes to keep things in perspective: helping to build & provide someone with a forever home is more important than winning a softball game.”  ~Nickie Madden, Head Softball Coach and Wellness Coordinator 

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

One of the principles of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. , is community service for which we strive to better serve the needs of the community.

One of the principles of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. , is community service for which we strive to better serve the needs of the community. We are excited and proud to volunteer for Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity for the reason that we have a sister who lives in a house built by Habitat for Humanity. We are more than welcome to give back to those who have given so much. 

Southern Nazarene University

"We are a group of students and faculty from Southern Nazarene University.

We are a group of students and faculty from Southern Nazarene University. Our SNU in Mission's team is using this amazing opportunity to work on building our teamwork and also help our community. We are so excited to be a part of connecting a family with their own home.

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

“We are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who are putting our faith into action for the transformation of the world."

“We are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who are putting our faith into action for the transformation of the world.  Our purpose is to share the love of Christ in tangible ways to make a Christian difference.  We share the love of Jesus with others by helping them because he first loved and helped us.”

State Farm / Enterprise

Since 2012 State Farm agents from the Central Oklahoma City group have teamed up with Enterprise Rental Car on an annual basis to give back to the community by volunteering to share the ancient principle of helping people with a hand up instead of a hand-out.

Since 2012 State Farm agents from the Central Oklahoma City group have team up with Enterprise Rental Car on an annual basis to give back to the community by volunteering to share the ancient principle of helping people with a hand up instead of a hand-out.  

We believe that “The Value of a man is not measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, but measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier.” 
We would like to give thanks to the entire Habitat of Humanity team for providing the opportunity to serve to build a better life for those in the OKC area.

The BULLZ OKC

"Being a member of Thee Bullz means much more than just being in a truck club. We strive to be the change and inspiration to our community.

Together we can do so much, we get to work side-by-side helping create a stable place a family can call their home. Given the opportunity to partner up with Habitat for Humanity just opens up one more door for our members to give back and show others we are more than a truck club." – Sierra Sanchez 

The Catholic University of America

"One of the greatest experiences of my college career", said Nick E., a college student from The Catholic University of America located in Washington D.C.

"An amazing opportunity to see volunteers of different backgrounds, ages and faith traditions come together to serve God and his children", said Andrew A., a student who spent his Spring Break along with other students to give back.

The NetChurch

“Service is at the core of our faith and outreach is one of the pillars of The Net Church. We have dedicated this entire month to serving our community through various outreach programs and local nonprofit organizations.

We also serve year round through many of our church outreach programs. We chose to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity because of the excellent programs available through your organization and the blessings you bring to people in our city and our nation.”

The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business

The JCPenney Leadership Program at the Price College of Business provides high performing undergraduate business students with a myriad of opportunities to develop and increase their leadership potential. The goal is to promote personal and professional growth through the broadening of student perspectives and the strengthening of their business skills.

"As the next generation of leaders, it is our responsibility to not only improve ourselves but also our community".

Thunder Networking Group

“We like to get together as a group to give back to the community.” – Dan Mackay

Tinker Top 3

“The Top-3 Organization is involved in projects...

projects (in coordination with other organizations) to improve working, living, recreational and educational opportunities within the community.” – Nonika Allen 

Tinker Air Forse

“We realize the importance of our community and supporting them whenever we can.

We love volunteering with habitat for humanity, it allows us to help out people in need, learn new skills, and we always have a good time.” – Jessy Wilks 

University Catholic Community St. Paul's Newman Center

"It is always incredible to bring a group of students to Oklahoma for this experience. Habitat for Humanity stretches the horizon of what they think they are capable of doing, but the support of the Habitat crew members teaches them they can be part of building, and part of giving to this community that we grow more fond of each year.

. I hope that the next 20 years of working with Central Oklahoma's Habitat are as incredible as the first 20."

What the students had to say:  

"This has been an amazing experience, I tried things I didn't think I could do and then I "did" them." 

"I appreciate that our Newman group and the Habitat employees and volunteers help build a community during this week." 

"Working on the big projects on the roof felt good, I was confident and it was nice to see the results so quickly."

University of Central Oklahoma S.T.A.R.S

The University of Central Oklahoma S.T.A.R.S. Multicultural Honor Society has thoroughly enjoyed our time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity!

The University of Central Oklahoma S.T.A.R.S. Multicultural Honor Society has thoroughly enjoyed our time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity! As part of our mission, S.T.A.R.S. members strive to be involved in the community and donate our services whenever possible. We truly appreciate the service Central Habitat for Humanity provides and show our support for their mission by lending a hand.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Students all the way from Amherst, Massachusetts arrive in Oklahoma City with smiles, ready to work on COHFH homes.

 

University of Rhode Island

"As far as why our group is volunteering with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, every year the Alternative Spring Break group at the University of Rhode Island choses a different city to serve. This year we focused on Oklahoma City due to the recent tornadoes and flooding that impacted the area."

"We are excited to not only serve with Habitat but various other organizations such as City Rescue, Central Food Bank of Oklahoma, Cleveland County Restore, etc. We are grateful that the Oklahoma City community is allowing us to serve and we look forward to the experiences we will gain.” - Nicole Everett

Vance Rising 4

“The Vance Rising 4 is private organization that represents the bottom four ranks of the enlisted structure at Vance AFB. We try to organize a quarterly volunteer opportunity for our Airmen, in which our efforts are focused to giving back to the surrounding communities who support us day in and day out.

This will be many of our members first time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Often times with projects we do, the instant gratification piece is missing because our work is not visually accessible as our efforts are often tied into a ‘bigger picture’ idea. I feel like this will be a great opportunity for the younger Airmen to see their hard work coming together and to first hand witness how their efforts can positively affect the live(s) of another person.” - SrA Anglin

Wichita State Community Service Board

“We’re excited to use our weekends to serve our neighbors in Oklahoma! Along with this work, CSB is also learning about housing, community, and the long-term benefits of owning a home."

Community Service Board is a group of students who seek to address public concerns through service and active citizenship. The students coming to build on Saturday are active in the Community Service Board group.”

 

Shelby Kennedy

¬VISTA for Civic Engagement and CSB

Student Involvement, Wichita State University

Widener University

Students from Widener University located in Chester, PA pitched in to build homes during their Spring Break.

Located in Chester, PA, 

Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership, and service matter.

Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement.