Liz McNiff – Habitat for Humanity
"My first mission trip to Bridgeport, Conn., for Habitat for Humanity was one of the most wonderful experiences I've had at Iona thus far. My favorite moment of the trip was when the Costal Fairfield County Habitat office held a hospitality dinner for our team. We had the opportunity to watch two women, who were single parents, meet for the first time because they were going to be neighbors. They were so emotional to be sharing a two-family home together, and what made the story that much better was that their house is being built only by women. Over the course of a week we were able to finish and entire floor and leave our names in the work we had completed. It was humbling to work on such an amazing project and with a supportive team who was inspired to provide affordable housing to the Bridgeport community. I will always have a special place for Habitat in my heart and plan on going back to volunteer in the future."