Students spend spring break building houses for Habitat for Humanity

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — 100 College students from nine universities descended on Winston-Salem Monday to spend their spring break week building houses.

While they could have chosen a warm sunny beach, these students are participating in Habitat for Humanity’s 25th anniversary Collegiate Challenge program.

The students, working 6 hour days through the week, will hammer nails, cut lumber and carry shower basins in order to get the four houses framed in and under a roof by Friday. Other volunteers will come in and do the work to finish the houses on the inside.

Habitat for Humanity says these four houses will add $350,000 to the property tax base of Winston-Salem and the volunteer labor the students are providing is worth $60,000.

The houses will be ready for families to move in later in the spring.

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