Two University of Findlay Habitat for Humanity students will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend Habitat on the Hill, the organization’s international legislative conference. This will mark the first time the UF chapter will have representation at the event, which will be held Feb. 13-15.
Chapter fundraising chair Molly Hammersmith and secretary Halle Sattler will be attending.
Hammersmith is a junior from Holgate, Ohio who is majoring in environmental safety and occupational health management. She was awarded an Emerging Leaders Habitat on the Hill Scholarship. Offered by State Farm, it will cover her costs. She also worked in the nation’s capital last summer for an internship. Last fall, Hammersmith started the campus chapter’s first advocacy committee, focusing on empowering her fellow students to advocate for change with housing policies.
Sattler is from Monroeville, Ohio and is enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. She was awarded funds to attend by the Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County affiliate and the University of Findlay Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.
The annual Habitat on the Hill conference provides the opportunity for advocates of decent housing, ranging from Habitat staff members to volunteers and youth, to gather to discuss the organization’s legislative priorities, attend workshops and meet in person with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
For more information on the UF Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, please contact their adviser, Crystal Weitz, at email@example.com or 419-434-6671.