Nothing beats the comfort of home. No matter where life may take you, it’s the place where you can always feel you belong.
The belief that home is of the utmost importance to a family is why brothers from SigEp’s Texas Alpha chapter were excited for the opportunity to spend a day helping Habitat for Humanity build a house so a local single mother could realize her dream of buying a home for her two daughters.
The Austin branch of Habitat for Humanity has provided families across Travis County in need with homeownership opportunities for the last 35 years.
Former Philanthropy Chair Tate Martin, ’21, spearheaded the chapter’s involvement. “Habitat is a very accessible way to get involved in the community. I saw that they had a desperate need for volunteers here in Austin and knew it would be a great way for us to give back. Knowing that the home we helped build is going to a family of great need is incredibly rewarding.”
The brothers joined the project during the middle of construction last fall. Chapter members helped complete a variety of tasks on the site, including: landscaping, leveling out the property and laying sod, as well as painting and installing drywall. The brothers of Texas Alpha logged more than 160 service hours working on the home.
“This was not only a great opportunity to do something for those in need in the Austin community, but it was also a great bonding experience between me and my new brothers,” said Stratton Ross, ’24, who joined in early fall.
“Building the home was pretty personal to me, as my home had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey,” stated Carter Korb, ’24. “I was so glad to help out someone who needed a home, as I know how important home is for a family.”