Bike & Build Grant

In Blessing, Habitat for Humanity, Spokane, Whitworth on April 11, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I got a call from Dennis Reed, the Community Relations Director over at Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday.  I previously had a lunch meeting with Adam Borgman (Habitat’s Volunteer Service Coordinator), Mr. Reed, and my Treasurer Lara Lichten about a month and a half ago.  We discussed ways that they could help our club and start collaborating on some projects.  It was very nice, but I hadn’t heard anything until Wednesday.

I was in class when he called, so he left a voicemail detailing a grant that Habitat Spokane is interested in applying for, the Bike & Build Grant.  What is the Bike & Build Grant?  From their site:

The Bike & Build Grant Program is a competitive application process through which the proceeds from our events are distributed to affordable housing groups throughout the country. Grants are restricted to finance projects championed by students and young adults, ages 18-25.

The last sentence is the one that catches my interest.  Mr. Reed wants Habitat for Humanity Whitworth to assist Habitat Spokane in applying for, and executing this grant.  We can apply for up to $10,000 to address a housing issue.  He thought this would be a great opportunity to get Habitat Whitworth involved.  I’m very excited to say that we are going to start work on this grant very soon, and hopefully, come September, we will have been chosen and $10,000 will be at our disposal for a student-led project.

I would really appreciate some prayer on this because it is such a great opportunity for me, and the other members of my club, to get some real experience.

  1. Jaryd,
    That’s sounds very exciting. I know you will do a great job. And what an opportunity for the Whitworth Chapter to be involved. I’ll be praying for you.
    Love you,

  2. This is very cool. Like the Bible says, just be willing and available and the Lord can and will use you. Keep up the good work and let us know how this shakes out.

    Love, Dad.

  3. Boy Jaryd, God is opening doors for you. This sounds very exciting and we will keep praying that God will use you where he wants you. Please keep un informed. Love you, Nana & Papa

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