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Local Habitat for Humanity to present donation at APSU for Caribbean project

3/26/2013

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this month, a group of 22 Austin Peay State University students traveled to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago to build three houses for Habitat for Humanity. At 8 a.m. on March 28, Shelby Logsdon, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, will visit the APSU Honors Commons to receive an update from students about their service trip to Trinidad and Tobago.  The board of directors of the local Habitat for Humanity office recently approved a generous donation for this APSU-affiliated international project.

            The donation is part of the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s annual contribution to Habitat organizations in other countries.

            “The donation will go toward the purchase of building materials for the houses we worked on,” Dr. Matthew Kenney, director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP), said. “There’s pretty severe income inequality in that country. This will go a long way to meeting the housing needs of low income families in Trinidad and Tobago.”

            This trip marked the second year that juniors enrolled in the PELP program traveled to the Caribbean to build houses. Several non-PELP students also participated in this year’s service-learning trip, thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

            For more information about the check presentation, contact Kenney at 931-221-6398.