Alan C. Pope and Campbell High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapters have each been awarded $5,000 after raising matching amounts for this year’s annual Cobb High School Coalition Habitat build.
The grants were awarded at the home dedication of U.S. veteran Danny Burgess on Old Bankhead Highway in Mableton on May 11.
The Pope and Campbell chapters are a part of the Cobb High School Coalition, which comes together annually each spring semester to build a Habitat house over nine weeks. This year’s home began in February and was dedicated on May 11. The 2019 Coalition consisted of chapter students from Allatoona, Campbell, Hillgrove, Pope, Walton and Wheeler high schools.
Students representing each school participated in the dedication ceremony through the singing of the national anthem, the presentation of the homeowner Bible and key, and the reading of the Habitat Litany. Cobb County State Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-east Cobb, spoke at the ceremony.
“You are our future leaders,” Cooper told the students and encouraged them to “never stop giving back.”
“We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients,” said Cindy Holland, Pope High School chapter teacher/advisor. “The grant will help us to build another house for a well-deserving family in our community.”
A Habitat campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliates to build, fundraise, advocate and educate to support the work of Habitat for Humanity.