Challenge - Mobile, Alabama - March 5-12, 2006
courtesy of Rachel Jarrard)
Spring Break 2006, twelve SJC students and staff traveled to Mobile,
Alabama to work with Habitat for Humanity. After a blessing from
Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S., the group left campus at midnight on
Saturday, March 4, drove through the night and
arrived at the Moffett Road Baptist Church on Sunday, March 5. We
visited Gulf Shores, Alabama and Lambert's Restaurant ("Home of the
Throwed Rolls") before settling into our work.
participated in a ground-breaking ceremony, roofed one house, and began
framing of another house. At the end of the week, students
visited and worked at 15 Place, a transitional day shelter for homeless
the return trip, the group traveled along the Gulf Coast on Highway 90
from Biloxi to Gulfport and New Orleans, and observed the effects of
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.
was the second visit to Mobile for SJC Habitat for Humanity. The
campus chapter also worked in the area in 1998.