Students Take Spring Break To Help Build Homes
For many students, spring break means bringing suntan lotion and swimsuits to exotic locations for some fun in the sun. Digging trenches, installing sheet rock...and lying p-v-c pipe aren't the sort of things that come to mind when most people think about spring break.
But for students like Kaitlyn Hofeldt that type of work is exactly what she and a group of her friends signed up for.
They came to Ocala on their spring break from Iowa State University to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's annual Collegiate Challenge.
"It's satisfying to help out" Hofeldt said.
Nearly 40 students from Iowa State, Auburn, and the University of Pittsburgh volunteered in Ocala.
The first home will be ready for a family to move in in about eight weeks.
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