INSIDE SHOT — Spring 2009

Building Homes, Building Community
Courtney Miller (left), a senior philosophy-neuroscience-psychology major, and Bob Pasque, a junior studying mechanical engineering, volunteer with the Washington University Habitat for Humanity® Campus Chapter. The two are among hundreds of students from the chapter who work with the St. Louis affiliate when their schedules allow, to help build houses in the St. Louis community. “I got involved because I was looking for a way to contribute to the community,” says Pasque. “I’ve always loved building things, and Habitat seemed like a wonderful opportunity to genuinely help people and invest in other peoples’ lives.” In the fall, the chapter organizes monthly Saturday builds that provide 15–25 students the opportunity to volunteer on the work site each week. The chapter also provides assistance during the week when the affiliate needs volunteers. In the spring, the chapter’s biggest building opportunity is during the annual Collegiate Challenge Spring Break Trip. (Photo: WUSTL Photographic Services)