Lego Blitz Build Benefits Tulsa Habitat for Humanity Youth United Program

BUILDING BLOCKS: Tulsa Habitat for Humanity will hold the Lego Blitz at Woodland Hills Mall. The event will be fun for the whole family and will raise funds for the orgization.

Courtesy of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity

The Lego Blitz Build took place at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa. The event was held June 27.

Youth United is an initiative that invites affiliates to recruit youth, ages 5-25, to sponsor and build houses in their communities. Youth United targets a group of young, enthusiastic volunteers to build homes, develop leadership skills, and experience the joy of helping others. This Lego Blitz build was designed as a way for youth to raise funds to sponsor a home for a Tulsa family.

There were four categories or age groups in the competition. 8-12, 13-18, adult only and families. Legos were provided for the build and Tulsa Habitat took Lego donations before the event.

Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, non-profit Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing while building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in Tulsa County. Since 1988, Tulsa Habitat and its families and house sponsors have built 191 homes. Over 125 faith-based groups, companies, foundations and individuals have financially sponsored and helped build these homes. It took 14 years to build the first hundred homes. In the past five years, has built 90+ homes. Tulsa Habitat plans to help another 25 families build over the next 12 months. Paul Kent serves as Executive Director. For more information, visit Habitat-Tulsa.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit Habitat.

Updated 06-05-2009

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