Foxborough Residents Spend Spring Break Working at Habitat for Humanity Housing Site
Providence College freshmen Michael Finnerty and Sierra Wilbar of Foxborough spent their spring break working with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable homes.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Foxborough residents Michael Finnerty and Sierra Wilbar were among more than 230 Providence College students who recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as a part of the College's Alternative Spring Break 2013 program.
Finnerty, a freshman at Providence College helped build decent, affordable homes in Georgetown, Delaware and Wilbar, also a freshman, who worked at a site in Concord, N.C.
The students participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College, which is sponsored by the chaplain's office. Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded in 1976. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families and other volunteers who work through more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide.
Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College has consistently been ranked as one of the top five regional universities in the north in U.S. News' America's Best Colleges.