'Hammering With Hope'

Sept. 30, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette, in collaboration with Purdue head football coach Danny Hope, will build three houses for Greater Lafayette families in 2009. The project unites the Purdue University community of alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as the Lafayette-West Lafayette community.

"This is an opportunity for our communities to work together to provide quality, affordable housing with families that might otherwise not have the opportunity," said Doug Taylor, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette.

The "Hammering with Hope" kickoff is set for Oct. 5, with a "wall-raising" at the first house honoring former Purdue coach Joe Tiller. Both coaches will be participating in the "wall raising." The public is invited to the 2601 Poland Hill location at 9 a.m.

"As an organization, Habitat for Humanity is tremendously blessed by a clear mission, dedicated partners and a well-established name," Taylor said. "Our mission of building quality houses in partnership with families in need remains our No. 1 commitment. Having these two talented coaches stand with us, lending their names to our purpose encourages and energizes our commitment."

Among those who will volunteer in the building are Purdue student-athletes, anchored by the Boilermaker Athletic Council of team leaders.

Anyone desiring to participate as a volunteer or by donating is asked to contact the Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette office at 420 South First Street in Lafayette (Phone: 765-423-4590).

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1984 and has built nearly 200 houses since its inception.

Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.




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