Sign up now for Habitat for Humanity spring break Louisiana trip

By UW-L student Melissa Moss

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

UW-L’s Habitat for Humanity organization offers students many opportunities to give by getting involved with volunteer opportunities.

During spring break the organization is taking a service trip to Mandeville, La., to build houses. Thirty-five spots are open for UW-L students on a first-come first-served basis. Trip cost is $500, which includes a $100 down payment. Along with the service work, there will be opportunities for relaxation, such as hiking and exploring a nearby state park and enjoying area beaches.

Tara Noye, president of the UW-L Habitat for Humanity, says that the organization is dedicated to helping out the community when there is a need. Teaming with the La Crosse Habitat for Humanity chapter, they are a very active volunteer organization. This semester the group worked with the Salvation Army, the Children’s Museum, Onalaska Care Center and Habitat Builds.

The UW-L Habitat for Humanity group meets at 7 p.m. every other Thursday in 259 Cartwright Center. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7. Meetings usually feature a speaker, a mini project and the opportunity to sign up for upcoming volunteer events.

Find out more about Habitat for Humanity on their Facebook page or email For more information about the spring break trip, contact Katlyn Saley at 608.354.6069 or