June 24, 2011
For the past three weeks, the Tennessee football team has participated in a community service project with Habitat for Humanity by helping to build a house in south Knoxville for a family in need. On Saturday morning, the Vol seniors will complete the project by installing trim and cabinets, plus other finishing touches.
The Vols have teamed up with Habitat for Humanity through the community service component of the Vol For Life (VFL) program. The UT freshman class kicked off the project on June 4 by handling work related to the frame and roof, followed by the team's sophomores installing vinyl siding June 11 and the junior class taking care of painting work on June 18. Saturday morning, the seniors will finish the job.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, the organization invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda. Today, it has helped build more than 400,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than two million people around the world.