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UA, Auburn Collaborate on ‘House United’ Habitat Project

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ten University of Alabama students and faculty are joining with counterparts at Auburn University for the third “House United” project sponsored by the Alabama Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates, the Lee County Habitat for Humanity and Geordan Communities.

The project, which runs through Wednesday, Dec. 18, is at 304 Second Ave. in Opelika.

This year, the students are working alongside professional builders from Geordan Communities. This company and its subcontractors have donated materials and labor for the past two years, helping a family get into their own new home for Christmas.

The project is intended to provide housing for a family in need before Christmas. Ten members of the Auburn community will join the 10 students and faculty from UA.

For more information, contact: Courtney Thomas, director of UA’s Community Center, at 713/818-8712 or

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.