Running for Shelter:
Trinity Staffer and Students Join Hartford Marathon To Benefit Habitat for Humanity

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.

This 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 family. 

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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