Staffer and Students Join Hartford Marathon To Benefit Habitat for
On Saturday, October
11, four members of the Trinity College community ran in the 10th
Annual United Technologies Greater Hartford Marathon in support of the
Trinity College Habitat for Humanity chapter’s effort to co-sponsor
the building of a house in Hartford. Joe Barber, Director of
Community Service and Civic Engagement completed his second marathon
and three Trinity students, Julia Ewart ‘04, Sarah Litman ‘05, and Sarah
Wrubel ‘04, completed the half-marathon.
is the Trinity Habitat for Humanity chapter’s most ambitious project
to date. The house will be built at 74 Dart Street, in Hartford, for a
single mother of four boys who works as a nurse’s aide in Hartford.
Trinity students will be assisting in the house construction alongside
the mother, and hope to develop an ongoing relationship with the
But Barber notes that co-sponsorship of a
house also entails raising money, and that the Trinity Habitat chapter
has committed to securing $25,000 for the Dart Street home. “Our
chapter has been able to secure an agreement from an
alumnus-established endowment, the 1634 Fund, to match whatever amount
the chapter raises,” he says. With the assistance of the 1634 Fund,
the group has already raised half of the $25,000 commitment.
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