Blue Alliance IT Service Program – Asheville, NC Habitat Trip

Sunday, July 23 (Noon) – Friday, July 28 (3 PM)

Help a family in need while enjoying beautiful Asheville, NC.

Trip Highlights

♦ Work as a team helping with the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house – no experience needed!
♦ Meet the amazing staff and volunteers of Asheville Habitat, and possibly work with future Habitat homeowners.
♦ Stay at the beautiful Residences at the Biltmore.  Lots of great amenities.
♦ Enjoy dinner and entertainment in downtown Asheville.  Many great options.
♦ Learn useful skills, make new friends and know you are making a difference in the lives of good people!

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: We will be staying in several 3-bedroom suites at the The Residences at Biltmore. Each suite can has enough beds for 5 people, and rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  The hotel is located near downtown Asheville and about a 25 minute drive from our Habitat worksite.

Transportation: We will carpool from Cincinnati, leaving on Sunday, July 23 at Noon.  You can also meet us in Asheville around 6:30 PM on that Sunday.

Cost: The cost of the trip is $250.  This includes transportation, lodging and breakfast and lunch each day.  Dinner costs and other optional entertainment will be on your own.

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


Blue Alliance IT would like to thank Magnified Giving for allowing us to temporarily use their website while we build our Community Service Program information and calendar. Magnified Giving is a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of philanthropists.  They teach young people how to give of their time, talent and treasure.  Visit for more information.