The Princeton Varsity Club recently completed its’ second annual “Habitat for Humanity” service project. Student-athletes from a number of Princeton teams came together to volunteer as part of the ongoing service series “Weapons of Mass Construction.” In coordination with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Princeton varsity student-athletes, spent the day on a build site in Trenton, NJ working to help construct safe and affordable housing for families in need.
One of the most rewarding elements of the day occurred when the Princeton Student-Athletes arrived and were greeted by two of the families of whom the houses will be presented to upon completion. The families and the student-athletes worked together throughout the day on various projects such as cabinetry, flooring, brick-laying, site clean-up, etc.
Founded in 2009, the Weapons of Mass Construction program is a way for undergraduate student-athletes, coaches and administrators to give back to the region. The Princeton Varsity Club has partnered with several non-profit organizations as part of the program, including HomeFront, Community House, Isles Inc., the YMCA of Trenton, the United Way of Greater Mercer County, Jersey Cares and Habitat for Humanity. Projects have included building community gardens, restoring hurricane-damaged properties, refurbishing community centers and renovating the future site of a sustainable urban village.
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