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Club Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

Members of the Habitat for Humanity executive board are Secretary Karyna Martinez (from left), Vice President Amanda Saenz, Sergeant-at-Arms Shahin Owji, Treasurer Joshua Patino, President Alfonso Perez Basilio and Historian Jacobo Strong. LESLEY ROBLES/ THE RIDER

Name: Habitat for Humanity
Purpose: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that believes every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. The organization builds, renovates and repairs houses across the Rio Grande Valley using volunteer labor and donations. It welcomes all people to work in partnership. Habitat for Humanity advocates an increase in access to decent, affordable housing around the world.
President: Alfonso Perez Basilio
Vice President: Amanda Saenz
Treasurer: Joshua Patino
Sergeant at Arms: Shahin Owji
Historian: Jacobo Strong
Secretary: Karyna Martinez
Public Relations: Andrez Gonzalo Cervantes
Adviser: Biology Professor Scott Gunn
Activities: Volunteers at the ReStore nonprofit home improvement store and donation center, fundraises, participates in school and community events, and holds socials.
Meetings: 12:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in Science Building room 2.102.
Membership requirements: Submit a request on V-link to become an official member. There is a $20 membership fee, which also pays for the club’s T-shirt.
For more information, email alfonso.perezbasilio01@utrgv.edu.

–Compiled by Lesley Robles

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