Lander University’s Habitat for Humanity


    Lander University Habitat for Humanity

    Lander University’s Habitat for Humanity President, Jessica Trotter has a special connection to this organization. Raised by a single mother, hardships were experienced by her family, which left them in the need of assistance. Her mother worked for the Habitat for Humanity retail store in Anderson, South Carolina. It was here that the Trotters learn that they qualified for a house. They not only qualified, they were given a house.

    “I credit who I am today to that little house and the opportunities that Habitat gave me, exclaims Trotter.”

    Trotter’s methodology directly aligns with those of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is a non-profit Christian housing organization. It holds the founding ideals of providing housing that is safe, decent and affordable to everyone despite race or religion.

    “My personal hope is that Habitat can bring hope to our community and serves as a joining force for our campus and community. Habitat is an organization that everyone can play a role in, expresses Trotter.”

    Habitat for Humanity is a large organization is always seeking new members. There is no limit to the number of people who can join nor is a membership deadline. There are both volunteer and member positions available. These positions are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. To become a member, one should either contact or attend an upcoming meeting. All upcoming meetings will be announced through Lander email. Dues are required to be paid by members, this fee is $10.

    “It takes an army to build a house and we would love to have as many involved as possible, says Trotter.”

    Habitat already has events scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year. These events are open to everyone and they are as follows:
    • Habitat Build Kick-Off: Wednesday, February 8th at 1pm
    • Hustle for Habitat 5K: Saturday, February 11th at 9am
    • Final Build Day and House Dedication: Wednesday, April 19th (Time is TBA)

    For further inquiries regarding Lander University’s Habitat for Humanity, please contact Jessica Trotter at

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