News Releases 2008

Students to Celebrate Completion of House-building Project

Wed, Nov 5 2008

LeTourneau University students, faculty and staff will join with local neighbor Sye Jackson, 80, and members of the Red Oak Baptist Church at noon, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, to pray and celebrate the completion of his new home at 2604 Vesta St. 
Jackson’s home was razed by students earlier this year and rebuilt with donations of  building materials, equipment, labor and funding to build the new house based on a floor plan used by Habitat for Humanity. 
“This project was a partnership between the university and the community to help a neighbor,” said Carlton Mitchell, director for cultural competence in LETU’s Center for the Development of Christian Leadership.