Blue Alliance IT Service Program – Asheville, NC Habitat Trip


Sunday, July 23  – Friday, July 28


Sunday, October 8  – Friday, October 13

Trip Highlights

♦ Work as a team helping with the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house.
♦ Work with the staff and volunteers of Asheville Habitat and future Habitat homeowners.
♦ Enjoy dinner and entertainment in downtown Asheville.
♦ Learn useful skills, make new friends and know you are making a difference in the lives of others.

What is Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable housing to people in need. The organization was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller with the mission of building “simple, decent, and affordable” homes for those who could not afford traditional housing.

Habitat for Humanity operates in communities around the world, and its programs include new home construction, home repairs, and neighborhood revitalization. The organization works in partnership with local communities and volunteers to build and repair homes using donated materials and labor.

Habitat  also provides support to homeowners in the form of financial education, home maintenance workshops, and other resources to help families succeed in their new homes. The organization’s ultimate goal is to help people break the cycle of poverty and build a better future for themselves and their communities.

I have been fortunate to have worked with Habitat for many years – leading the construction of houses in Cincinnati, serving on a Habitat affiliate’s Board, and having led service trips to work on Habitat houses to Phelps, KY and Butler, PA.  Working with Habitat is an incredibly rewarding experience and I am excited to be partnering with Asheville this summer!

Asheville’s Affiliate

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is the Habitat for Humanity affiliate that serves the Asheville, North Carolina area. It was founded in 1983, and since then, it has built or repaired over 300 homes for families in need.

In my search to find a good Habitat affiliate to partner with for our first Habitat trip, I researched several different affiliates that came recommended to me by my friends at Greater Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity.  Asheville HFH provided us with, by far, the most engaging and most affordable option.  When you consider the great opportunities that the Asheville region has to offer after we finish serving each day, it was no-brainer.

Evening Activities

I have made two trips to Asheville over the past few years and I am in love with the city. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries,  and is also famous for its craft beer scene with over 30 breweries in the area.  It has a diverse range of restaurants and a thriving music scene.  Additionally, the city is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains which offer many outdoor activities.  We plan on taking full advantage of the opportunities Asheville provides after a good day of working on our Habitat house!

Other Information

Accommodations: Each participant will coordinate their own lodging.  I will be staying at the Holiday Inn Asheville – Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Transportation: Each participant will coordinate their own transportation to Asheville.  We will meet up in Asheville around 6:30 PM on Sunday.  Location TBA.

Cost: There is no official cost for the trip since participants will coordinate their own transportation, food and lodging. Blue Alliance will pick up the cost of two evening dinners and lunches at the work site.  We also ask each participant to make a modest donation to Habitat for allowing us to serve with them.

Hope you can join me on this new adventure to Asheville!