Written by Kate Harner
Willimantic, CT -- On May 7, students from Eastern Connecticut State University's Habitat for Humanity Club and members of the Willimantic Lions Club formed a Partnership for Humanity to paint several areas in the home of an elderly person who lives on North Street in Willimantic.
This project is the third collaboration between these two local organizations. "It was rewarding for all of us to have the opportunity to work together to brighten up the living space of an elderly Willimantic resident," said Charles Wynn, professor of chemistry at Eastern and Partnership for Humanity chairman of the Willimantic Lions Club. "It was also a great opportunity for the Willimantic Lions to meet a group of Eastern students who have been making a difference in the community and for those students to learn about the world's largest and most active service organization."
WILI-FM supplied t-shirts with both organizations' logos. A donation from Wal-Mart of North Windham helped subsidize the purchase of paint for the project.