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Build A Block

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Build A Block

Thanks to some wonderful people that came out to Phoenix Place on
Sunday afternoon, the Build a Block kickoff was a huge success!
Despite 90 degree weather, we enjoyed food provided from Aramark, met
a few homeowners, celebrated the champions and even heard from a
surprise guest - Jonathon Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity!

Jonathon gave us these inspiring words from a fransiscan benediction:
"May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and
superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your
heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and
exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and
peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from
pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your
hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy. And may God
bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a
difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot
be done."

UNC Build a Block is the largest initiative EVER taken on by a
university Habitat Chapter. Standing there on Sunday, listening to
Patti Thorp and Jonathon Reckford talk about how proud they were of
Build a Block, all I could think about was how proud I am to be at
Carolina, to be a Tarheel and to have the opportunity to be a part of
this INCREDIBLE project.  Together, as ONE Carolina, we can make a
difference not just in this world, but right here in our own
neighborhood. Thank you all so much for your support.

Lauren Blanchet
co-director, UNC Build a Block


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