A project of Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity
Each Fall the UMD Men’s Lacrosse Team partners with Habitat for Humanity and takes a Saturday off from practice to help a neighbor in need.
In Fall of 2012 the guys will be working with a homeowner named Doris. Doris loves the north woods. Now 73, she’s been feeding birds and watching deer from the quiet solitude of her deck for 19 years. Her home and the maintenance-free siding are still in good shape but the decking has begun rotting under the weight of the seasons. Doris’ home is 400 feet from the road and she’s afraid if she fell through “I wouldn’t be able to make myself heard.” Her neighbors will hear the hammers as volunteers from the UMD Men’s Lacrosse Team come together to rebuild the deck and add an access ramp that will last for as long as Doris wishes to call the north woods her home.
The team needs to raise $1000 in order to buy building materials to complete all the critical repairs that are needed to make Doris’s home a safe, decent place to live for years to come.
Will you help them reach this goal?
Here’s what members of the UMD Men’s Lacrosse Team had to say about the experience they had with Habitat for Humanity in 2011.
Kevin Soderholm - Captain
"Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity was a rewarding experience for the guys as individuals and as a team. As a group it was fun to collectively work on a project and see the immediate impact of our time and effort. As individuals we were able to personally give back to the community by helping someone in a time of need. "
Bryan Schmitz - Team President
"We take great pride in helping the community that gives their support to us. The hard work off of the field translates directly to the field, and doing work for Habitat for Humanity gives our team a great opportunity build good relationships not only in our community, but amongst ourselves as well."
Frank Clark - Head Coach
"The experience allows our team to give back and have an immediate impact in someone’s life. Our guys do a lot for the sport but its important to recognize there are bigger things".