Students have a spring break that’s hardly cavalier

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — While Elton Spivey relaxed in the cool and quiet of his immaculate home, the construction outside created a cacophony of hammering, sawing and drilling.

A broadcast of the ACC Tournament played on the radio as more than a dozen students from the University of Virginia built a wheelchair ramp for Spivey.

Kyle Glasgow, construction leader for the nonprofit Community Housing Solutions, gave them tips. Drill the screw at an angle. Smooth the dirt around the ramp.

“Make it look pretty,” he said several times.

Community Housing Solutions helps Guilford County homeowners stay in their homes by improving accessibility or helping with other repairs.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record