USD, DWU students assist Habitat For Humanity at Crow Creek

USD, DWU students assist Habitat For Humanity at Crow Creek
Students from The University of South Dakota and Dakota Wesleyan University recently worked together with Habitat for Humanity on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. During the Native American Day weekend this month, 13 students, faculty and staff built a house with the Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity, putting in five windows, finishing the roof and siding a majority of the new home.

"I think that Habitat for Humanity is a great service," said Ashley Miles from Harrisburg, who was also a USD student leader on this trip. "They are really helping people in need and giving them a chance. It makes me want to volunteer more time to help others."

According to Amber Kummer, a USD student from Mitchell, the students also enjoyed the collaboration between the two campuses.

The joint trip was planned as part of the service-learning mentor relationship that USD has with DWU. This relationship is facilitated by the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education, an organization that promotes service-learning on campuses in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

More information can be found at gage/events/dacotahtipis.cfm.

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