Each year Campbell High School and Pope High School students work together in the spring to build a Habitat for Humanity house over nine weeks. This year, State Farm awarded the two schools Humanity Campus Chapters with matching $5,000 grants so they can continue helping families in need in the future.
State Farm presented the grants at the home dedication of United States veteran Danny Burgess. The students helped build the veteran’s home on Old Bankhead Highway in Mableton as part of the Cobb High School Coalition Habitat build. They raised matching amounts for this year’s project.
“We are grateful to have been selected as one of the matching grant recipients,” said Pope High School chapter teacher/advisor Cindy Holland. “The grant will help us to build another house for a well-deserving family in our community.”
Cobb County State Representative Sharon Cooper spoke at the ceremony and optimistically told the students, “You are our future leaders” and encouraged them to “never stop giving back.”
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.
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.
“We are proud that our funding is helping to engage young leaders in advancing Habitat’s mission in communities across the country,” said Ed Woods, Human Resources Director, Philanthropy/Diversity & Inclusion at State Farm. “State Farm is here to help life go right® and is committed to building safer, stronger and better-educated communities.”