FEBRUARY 16, 2005


Students, staff and faculty pitch in for Habitat for Humanity
Redlands team builds home in record time

Redlands Community College Baseball players give up a Saturday to assist Habitat for Humanity.

Redlands Community College students, staff and faculty recently could be found in the El Reno community building Habitat for Humanity homes for two deserving El Reno families. Under the instruction of Jackie Bilyeu and Joel Figgs, Phi Theta Kappa gathered 56 RCC volunteers, who were a significant tool in helping Habitat for Humanity volunteers build the first house in record time.

"It was amazing to see how many people donated their time and effort to help better the lives of others. It was obvious by the speed and quality of work that the volunteers were working with a true passion and enthusiasm for their community. This experience has taught me that the El Reno community and RCC students and staff are true leaders of determination, stamina and perseverance,” said Bilyeu.

Along with RCC staff and faculty, the RCC cheerleaders dedicated an entire Saturday on the build. Also, Matt Newgent, RCC head baseball coach, sent his team out for a day on each house.

Contact: Randle Lee, 1.405.422-1257