Springfest brings out 150 students to help Habitat for Humanities

Approximately 150 UIS students, working with the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center at UIS and Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, helped build a 900-square foot Habitat for Humanity house in Springfield in April. The event was part of the UIS Springfest.

The house, built to be highly energy efficient, included three bedrooms; one bath; an open living room, kitchen and dining combination area; and a laundry, heating and cooling room.

It was the fourth house in five years that UIS students helped build, according to Mark Dochterman, director of the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center.