Patricia Zahn, director of the Des Lee Collaborative Vision at UMSL, moves a ladder May 23 at a house construction site on Bates Street in south St. Louis. Through the university’s Employee Volunteer Program and the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, Zahn and nine other volunteers from the university spent the day framing second-story walls and installing insulation on two houses.
The other UMSL volunteers were Linda Belford, Karen Breejen, Vicki Eichhorn, Rachel Kryah, Amanda LaBrier, Tanisha Stevens, Pat Tansey, Barb Trauterman and Prima Wagan. They worked with Bill Goodrich and Marcus Jimerson, who are both site supervisors with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
The picture, by campus photographer August Jennewein, is the latest to be featured at Eye on UMSL. There’s also a set of 21 photos depicting the UMSL employees’ day of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.