President Bill Chace and his wife JoAn were among the volunteers who recently worked on the Habitat for Humanity house being built by students from Emory and Morehouse College. A major contribution from the Day Foundation in Atlanta, which brings together diverse groups and churches in community projects, and additional funding from Emory and Morehouse, underwrote the project at 1318 Dorsey Street. The eight-week project involves 25 to 30 students each Saturday, and before the house is completed, nearly 300 Emory and Morehouse students will have volunteered their time and talents to build a home for Regina Johnson and her children.
The dedication for the home is scheduled for March 23, and the Johnson family will move in the following week. This home is part of Habitat for Humanity's "100 Homes: Building an Atlanta Legacy," a mission to build 100 homes in Atlanta by the start of the Olympics in July.
The Habitat project is the second in which Emory has participated. Last spring, volunteers from the University constructed a house in honor of Chace's inauguration.