FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women's tennis team recently took time to assist in building a house for Habitat for Humanity this past weekend at the local Fort Myers location. The Eagles spent the day rehabilitating a home for the community.
The Eagles spent almost five hours doing work that included caulking, painting, electricity and general repairs.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. The organization helps build with people in need regardless of race or religion. They welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
The project is part of a once a month commitment to service in the community, a women's tennis tradition that is now four years strong.
"As a team, we really enjoyed working for an organization like Habitat for Humanity,” said senior Jen Evans (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS). “Through our work of rehabilitating the home, we learned a lot that we will use now and later on in life.”
In the coming months the women’s tennis team will be volunteering at The Children’s Hospital of SW Florida and will be serving at a local soup kitchen.