June 5, 2012

Citadel Football Team Continues Work with Habitat for Humanity

Charleston, S.C. – Members of The Citadel football team and coaching staff will continue their involvement with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday when they assist with the building of a house on Johns Island from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A group of 15-20 cadet-student-athletes, including senior leaders on the 2012 team, will work alongside families who previously benefited from the Habitat for Humanity program. This is just one of several community service projects in the Charleston area in which the football team participates.

The house where the team will be working is located at 2545 Bohicket Road on Johns Island. A year ago, players were involved in building a shed and roof and assisting with finishing the drywall and installation.

A second Habitat for Humanity date for The Citadel football team is scheduled for June 23.

"It touches my heart to be able to work for a cause in which so many people benefit," said Bulldog assistant coach Gerald Dixon, who is helping coordinate this weekend's volunteer activity. "There is no more satisfying benefit in life than to give back, and hard work and sweat is sometimes a bigger gift than money."

Charleston Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to qualified families at no profit and with no interest charged.