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Habitat for Humanity, Stroud, OK

March 5th - March 11th, 2017

"The Stroud, OK Habitat for Humanity trip was one of the best experiences I have had during Spring Break. The community literally opens their arms, homes, and hearts to you. I will not forget the hospitality I was shown and people I have met on this trip."

~2013 Participant

Spend the week in Stroud, Oklahoma living among a wonderful, welcoming and close-knit community while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.  Opportunities include building homes, painting, getting the chance to experience the incredible hospitality that their community has to offer, as well as seeing some of the sights around Oklahoma

Stroud Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

During the week, participants will be helping build one of these homes for a resident family of Stroud, working with community members on the job.


What to Expect:

  • Cost: Each ABE trip costs $425. This covers a variety of expenses, including food, lodging, travel, service fees, donations, and work supplies. Souvenirs and optional excursions are individual expenses.
  • Travel: The group travels from campus to Stroud by van. The driving takes one day.
  • Lodging: The group will stay at a schoolhouse in Stroud.
  • Food: The group will be eating most meals with the community members of Stroud.
  • Work: Groups should expect some manual labor. In the past, groups have helped build a home, build a shed, or work in Stroud's food pantry or senior citizen's facility.
  • Extra Fun: Visit local landmarks around Stroud and other places like the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • Focus: Community, hands on work, physical labor

Interested in applying? Apply here to apply to co-lead, here to apply to participate, and here to apply to advise!

Please note: $100 due with acceptance of a position!

Any questions about this trip can be directed to Alternative Break Experiences at [email protected]

ABE Spring Trip

Packing List

Special Points of Interest:

  • Physical labor
  • Culture
  • Community
  • Hands-on
  • Restoration

From Past Participants:

"The exposure to such a welcoming community and the opportunity to serve is not to be forgotten."

- 2015 Participant

"Stroud embodies community, the hospitality they showed us I won't soon forget."

-2015 Participant


Read a reflection from a 2015 participant here