Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-12-01




Samford University students, faculty and staff will help build a Habitat for Humanity house in Wylam Saturday, Dec. 5.  The volunteers will work on the project, located in the Wylam Oaks section,  from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Construction will start on the new house on Michigan Avenue with a groundbreaking Thursday, Dec. 3.  When completed, it will provide a home for Tiffani Whitehead and her three children.


Samford has supported the Habitat for Humanity program for a number of years through contributions and volunteer efforts.  Founded by the late Millard Fuller in 1976, the international nonprofit program provides decent, affordable housing for people in need.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.