The Saint Mary’s Habitat crew worked in Omaha in January.

In keeping with our Lasallian Catholic heritage and our mission to develop ethical leaders to serve society, our student chapter of Habitat for Humanity sponsored a Collegiate Challenge service trip to Omaha during the cold, early days of January.

Students worked with local Habitat staffers and volunteers, assisting with demolition in one home and with building two new homes. They lived together in simple conditions, cooked their own meals, and enjoyed the city of Omaha. Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds homes for people in need regardless of race or religion. During the year, our student chapter is also involved with the local Habitat office in Winona.