On March 10, 2019, Starkville Habitat broke ground on the 2019 Apostles’/Collegiate Challenge House. We were joined at the groundbreaking by students from Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, the first of three out-of-state college groups to spend a week in Starkville working on the house. In addition to Rockford College, students from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois, and Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland, worked on the home. First United Methodist Church of Starkville generously sponsored the construction of the house.
On July 21 a dedication ceremony was held and shortly after Erica Rice and her family were able to move in a begin life in their new home.