CORNELIUS – A group of youth volunteers building a house with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will receive a $4,000 matching grant from State Farm for accomplishments in house building and fundraising.
The youth volunteers are participants in Habitat for Humanity’s Youth United program and are required to raise a matching amount.
“The grant will help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of people in need of affordable housing,” chapter president Stephanie Schauder said in a news release.
Youth United mobilizes young people, ages 5 to 25, to fully fund and build a house with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Our Towns Youth United campus chapters include North Mecklenburg High School, Pine Lake Preparatory Upper School, Lake Norman High School and Davidson College.
Since 2005, the Our Towns Habitat Youth United group has built four houses in partnership with low-income families in need of safe, decent and affordable homes.