St. Paul’s School Habitat for Humanity program took to the streets this past September for their monthly work day. The club goes about Covington, La., one Saturday in each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to repair the shelters and living conditions of those less fortunate.
The Habitat Club is moderated by Richard Pichon, who welcomes those to pitch in time whenever they can. “Not everyone has it as good as we do. Once in a while, it’s nice to try to go out and do good for others who need the help,” said Pichon.
“The Habitat group’s work is typically located near the Covington post office in a less admired area. We normally have about 20 guys show up. It gives off a great feeling for us and for the people we help. And, we’re heading into our 13th year doing this now,” continued Pichon.
And, the feelings of pride and accomplishment were in the hearts of those who made it to the group’s appearance last month. “It definitely is a great feeling to have. Just to think about how we can help the families who were struggling prior that are now able to live safely and securely,” said sophomore club member Ryan Rees.
Anyone interested in joining the Habitat for Humannity group may reach Richard Pichon for questions, concerns, or details by contacting him through email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or meeting with him in his classroom in LaSalle Hall (room 204).
St. Paul’s Habitat for Humanity program is one way for any student to put into action the “Concern for the Poor and Social Justice” principle frequently mentioned and stressed as one of the Five Core Lasallian Principles taught at the school. These principles are taught from day one and are used as guidelines for students as they attend St. Paul’s. The club offers the opportunity to give back to those in need and make a big difference in the lives of others with just a small donation of time and effort.