Rockbridge Area Habitat has completed 69 houses in partnership with local, low-income families. Each partnership creates pages and pages of legal documents with lots of confidential information. For years Habitat has kept these files in a locked cabinet, but the files need safe keeping not only from theft, but fire.
Washington and Lee University's Community Grants Committee, with the approval of President Will Dudley and VP for Finance and Treasurer Steve McAllister, awarded $2,700 to Habitat for a fireproof file cabinet.
This is another way that W&L has shown that it values the important role Habitat plays in the community. The University also contributes to RAHfH's mission through the student Habitat Chapter where students raise funds to partially sponsor a house each year. Students also volunteer on new build and home repair projects..
RAHfH thanks the Committee, faculty, staff and students who support the Habitat vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live.