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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity presented a check for $3,240 to the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity on June 17.
The Lycoming College chapter held various events throughout the 2010-11 academic year to raise money for the Greater Lycoming affiliate. In November, 45 runners and 18 walkers participated in the College's annual Habitat for Humanity 5K Run/Walk for Shelter. The chapter also hosted a pancake dinner in April, sold refreshments at Lycoming football games, and held a gift card fundraiser on campus.
The funds presented to the Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity will help to eliminate substandard housing in Lycoming County.
Lycoming College Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-based organization that has been active on campus since 1990. In addition to an annual spring break building trip, the chapter is involved in helping the local community. Lycoming Habitat dedicated its first house in December 2003.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.