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About the Partnership
For over 20 years, South County Habitat has partnered with URI to address the need in our area for affordable housing, but in 2009, an expanded campus wide partnership was launched to complete a 4 house development on Old North Road near the Emporium. By the fall 2015, URI students, faculty and administration raised over $365,131 for the Old North Neighborhood as well as multiple other projects. Since 2009, 4 homes have been dedicated in Kingston, with 1 additional home in Exeter to be dedicated December 2015.
“The relationship between the University of Rhode Island and South County Habitat for Humanity is a powerful partnership that enriches both organizations while helping to overcome the burdens of poverty housing in the community and around the world.” – Lou Raymond, Exec. Director, SC Habitat for Humanity
The URI Building Homes Partnership Committee organizes fundraising, awareness, and direct service events throughout the year utilizing volunteers from across the URI campus community.
- 2 new homes in Exeter
- 1 new home in Charlestown
- All homes are ADA accessible
- All homes are LEED Certified
Rev. Lynn Baker-Dooley, Honorary Chair
Nicole Conover, URI Habitat for Humanity Student Chapter President
Courtney Graham, URI Habitat for Humanity Student Chapter
Sarah Miller, Chair, University College for Academic Success,
Lou Raymond, Exec. Director, SC Habitat for Humanity
Alicia Johnson, SC Habitat for Humanity
Courtney Gray, SC Habitat for Humanity
Cliff Tyler, SC Habitat for Humanity
Bob Schneck, Head Coach, Women’s Volley Ball
Jay Shartenburg, Director, SC Habitat for Humanity
Jerry Sidio, Staff Advisor, URI Habitat for Humanity
Steve Simo, Director of Greek Life
Gail Faris, SC Habitat for Humanity Women’s Crew Volunteer