Press Room

The Carpenters from Carpenter

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Wednesday April 18

Cheyenne, WY-

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County was pleased to welcome the 5th and 6th grade classes of Carpenter Elementary School to its build site this morning.  

The field trip was organized to reinforce the students math, language arts and social studies curriculum.  

Students learned about all of the different professions that are found in the construction industry,  they learned about the different types of math required for building and they learned about why a strong vibrant community is one that invests in affordable housing opportunities. 

"We are thrilled to introduce our work to these young people" said Pat McIlwain, Director's Assistant and Habitat for Humanity representative for the event.  "Developing a sense of community and service is an important life skill, we hope that by introducing these students to the work we do in the community, that they will develop an interest in giving back as they go out into the world" she added.

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County is currently building four affordable homes on E 13th street in Cheyenne.  Its most ambitious project to date, the organization is seeking the community's support to make the dream of home ownership a reality for four area families.  Volunteers are needed on the construction site and to provide refreshments to volunteers. Contact Pat McIlwain at or 307-637-8067 for more information.

Affordable housing is a critical component of a vital community.  Families with an affordable monthly housing expense are able to focus their energy on being the best parent, employee, neighbor and citizen that they can be.  They are more able to fully engage in the local economy, and have better health and education outcomes then families struggling with the high cost of inadequate housing. 

To support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County consider making a donation today!