Happy Holidays from South County Habitat for Humanity & URI!

The partnership between URI & South County Habitat for Humanity is always something to be proud of and celebrate! So many individuals and families have been served, and countless more volunteers and community members have been inspired to volunteer!

Happy Holidays and to all of you from the South County Habitat for Humanity & University of Rhode Island partnership!

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 $500,000 for the Old North Neighborhood as well as multiple other projects. Since 2009, 4 homes have been dedicated in Kingston, and one home in Exeter.

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.

Current Projects:

  • 1 new home in Exeter
  • 7 homes being rehabbed across South County

Committee Members:

Rev. Lynn Baker-Dooley, Honorary Chair
Brittney Miles, Co-Chair, University College for Academic Success
Alicia Johnson
, Co-Chair SC Habitat for Humanity
Nicole Conover, URI Habitat for Humanity Student Chapter President
Sarah Miller, Feinstein Center for Service Learning
Jerry Sidio, Staff Advisor, URI Habitat for Humanity
Steve Simo , Director of Greek Life
Lou Raymond, Exec. Director, SC Habitat for Humanity
Courtney Gray, SC Habitat for Humanity
Cliff Tyler, SC Habitat for Humanity
Jay Shartenburg, Director, SC Habitat for Humanity
Gail Faris, SC Habitat for Humanity Women’s Crew Volunteer

Support Habitat for Humanity while you shop online…

Shopping online through various retailers’ results in a portion of your purchase being donated directly to South County Habitat. Visit one of the following online retailers to take advantage of this program:



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