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house blessing: may 31, 2017

the build

One More Habitat for Humanity House will be dedicated on May 31st 2017 in memory of Christian Thomas Burns who died at age 17 as a passenger in a car accident on May 31st 2016. Christian posted his motivational phrase, “One More” on his weight room wall in masking tape. As it was for Christian, “One More” can be used in any part of life to better yourself and those around you. Solve one more problem at work or school, tell one more joke, give one more hug, make one more friend, build one more house for someone in need. We will raise funds and build one Habitat House in Greater Lafayette and one house in Haiti. Lafayette natives Doug and Betsy Shaw and their one-year-old daughter, Lola, will purchase the local house. The Shaws are natives to Lafayette and attend Faith Church. This will be the 285th Habitat House built in the Greater Lafayette Area and the 285th house built in a third world country with donations from Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. Your participation will honor Christian Thomas Burns and give two families a safe and happy home.

the run / walkathon

What is it? An indoor community event for walkers and runners of all ages who want to win prizes and raise money for building habitat houses in Greater Lafayette and Haiti.

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Noon – participants arrive
12:30pm – Run / Walk begins
3:30pm – team prizes awarded

Where: Lambert Fieldhouse, Northwestern Avenue, Purdue University
What will participants be doing? Take a break from the cold winter weather with your team and a few hundred energized people who will use running and walking lanes to meet personal distance goals and raise money for the build.

Free event t-shirt to any participant who raises $150.00 or more in donations.
Door Prizes awarded all afternoon!

Team Prizes Awarded at 3:30 for:
Most team member participants
Most $$$ raised
Best team spirit
Food and drinks will be available.
Event t-shirts and drink bottles will also be for sale.

The Fund Raising goal for the One More Habitat House is $55,000 for 2 houses.
One house will be built in Lafayette, IN and Habitat International will use $4000 of this money to build a house in Haiti.

Doug, Betsy, & Lola Shaw

join the run / walkathon

1. Join a team. Teams have been created throughout the community. Contact Marti Burns at mhburns@purdue.edu or 765.714.1872 to join a team.


2. Walk/run to raise funds Team members will start to raise funds this December and January and participate Sunday, January 22 in a Walk/Run-Athon 12-4pm at Lambert Field House, Purdue University.


3. Build the house Each team will be assigned a building day during April-May 2017.


4. Celebrate The One More House Blessing will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017.



Click Here to donate online & mention the One More Build or Christian Burns in the comments.

To donate physical materials contact Debbie at (765) 423-4590 or debbie@lafayettehabitat.org .

To help build, contact Doug at (765) 423-4590 or doug@lafayettehabitat.org .