The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team recently braved a day of wild winds and hammering rain to help build homes for families in need as part of Habitat for Humanity's Blitz Build Project in Spokane, Wash.
Members of the Eagle squad spent several hours on the job site assisting with all areas of construction, including the foundation, roofing, insulation and construction of walls and doors for a number of new homes in the Spokane community.
Blitz Build is an accelerated construction effort organized by Habitat for Humanity to build decent, affordable homes in a short period of time (one to three weeks). The project, which attracts more than 100 volunteers on the site each day, aims to increase awareness about poverty housing in the community. It also fosters camaraderie, as professional builders, volunteers and sponsor groups work side-by-side with partner families to build homes for families in need. This year, the Spokane Blitz Build runs from June 1-17.
Head coach Wendy Schuller and the Eagle women's basketball squad participates in this community service project each year. Since 2002, Habitat-Spokane and its volunteers have built 37 homes in the area.