Sarah Dwyer
  • Class of 2013
  • East Atlantic Beach, NY

Sarah Dwyer, Long Beach Resident, Spends Spring Break Working at Habitat for Humanity Housing Site

2012 Apr 2

Sarah Dwyer, a resident of Long Beach, N.Y. and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the College's Alternative Spring Break 2012 program.

Dwyer was among nearly 110 Providence College students who volunteered to spend their spring break working at Habitat home sites in 12 locations in the United States. They participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College, which is sponsored by the chaplain's office. Dwyer worked on a home project in Wilmington, Del.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter and other volunteers who work through more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College has consistently been ranked among the five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News' America's Best Colleges.