Photo provided by Habitat for Humanity at UCF.

Habitat for Humanity at UCF is having their second annual 5K to fight substandard housing in the local community and provide shelter to low-income Orlando families.

The campus chapter Habitat for Humanity is a subsidiary of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and is comprised of student volunteers that use donations to build safe, affordable housing for local families. After a successful event in 2016, the organization is planning their second annual 5K race as a fundraiser to construct more homes.

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“The greater mission of Habitat for Humanity is to help provide families with affordable housing,” said volunteer coordinator Bobby Sells. “Through this event we hope to reach our goal with the support of our fellow UCF Knights.”

Home Run Fun Run is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year with the goal of bringing the community together for a day of service and education about the need for affordable housing in the Orlando area.

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According to Sells, after completing their second student-funded house, Habitat for Humanity at UCF wants to fundraise enough money to build one of their own for a third low-income family.

The 5K race is on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jay Blanchard Park. Tickets start at $25, and interested participants can register for Home Run Fun Run on their Eventbrite page.