Community Construction with Habitat for Humanity

BY C. ABES

Photos courtesy of A. Kahn.

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Milton District students, along with enthusiastic teachers Ms Krans and Mr. Newman, recently contributed to the community by helping out on a local Habitat for Humanity build site.

Over the course of two days, the twelve students helped brace framework, stack materials from new shipments, and put up two walls. There was a variety of experience levels – from comfortable to completely new to the situation – but the volunteers were patient and friendly, ensuring everyone could handle the tools with ease.

The work was rigorous, however the effort was worthwhile. The project will eventually be a semi-detached home for two very deserving Milton families.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, visit http://www.habitathalton.ca/Get-Involved.aspx .

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The grade 11 team working on the garage.

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The grade 12 team taking a photo break.

Photos courtesy of H. Myles.

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The soon-to-be home and garage.

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