A crew of 15 students from the men’s basketball team and the Rotaract Club from the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Sauk-Columbia Area’s Prairie du Sac construction site Oct. 19.
The Rotaract Club is an affiliate of Rotary International, and the UW-BSC chapter is sponsored by the Baraboo Rotary Club.
Student volunteers received training from project manager Joe Zemanovic and homeowner Andy Fjoser, a former construction worker. They learned how to install basement insulation, nail siding and dig window wells.
Construction at the site began in August, and Fjoser hopes to move his three children into the 1,000 square-foot home by year’s end. He was on the site investing the sweat equity Habitat for Humanity requires in exchange for low-interest loans and affordable homes, new owners must help with construction.
Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is part of the campus’ emphasis on service learning.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Sauk-Columbia Area, visit www.hfhsca.org/.