Student Council Helps Build a House with Habitat for Humanity

Student Council Helps Build a House with Habitat for Humanity

Your Da Vinci student council assisted the El Paso Habitat for Humanity Monday January 18th in building a house for a family in need.  Habitat for Humanity has helped many people over the years break the cycle of struggle and hardship by providing adequate shelter.  Habitat builds houses and hope and the Da Vinci student council was proud to be able to work with them this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Our build began at 9:00 a.m. at a housing development in northeast El Paso. Volunteers from all walks of life gathered to provide one family with a home and a future. Our site supervisor, Ignacio Alarcon, trained us to weatherproof the roof and to seal certain areas of the roof. Though our work was very hard and the day was long, we had a lot of fun while we worked. We met engineering students from UTEP, teachers, people from the community, and we had fun getting to know each other and working together throughout the day. The was the first time the Da Vinci student council had worked with Habitat for Humanity but we can’t wait to build with them again.

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Submitted by Sarah Walters