The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester partnered with Flower City Habitat for Humanity for a “Framing Frenzy” event on Friday.
The framing event also introduces over 100 new Simon MBA students who are volunteering to the community they will be calling home. The best part about being a volunteer on the project? No experience was needed.
“The beauty of Habitat and what I really like about Habitat is we build houses every day with volunteers so most of the volunteers that work in our job sites don’t have building skills, but are coached with our teams to be successful,” said Matt Flanigan, president and CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity.
Flower City Habitat for Humanity began a major, multi-year house building program in the JOSANA neighborhood in 2007. Since then, they have built more than 50 houses in the neighborhood. The two houses framed on Friday will ultimately become homes to new residents of JOSANA.
Both homes are expected to be occupied by this time next year.