Habitat for Humanity’s First Build of the Schoolyear

Habitat for Humanitys First Build of the Schoolyear

Scarlett Kane

Last weekend the Habitat for Humanity club had their first build of the year. The location was in New Rochelle at a house that had taken damage during the flood from Hurricane Ida in September. First, the people from the Fuller Center split us into groups, half of us ripping up floors that had been damaged during the flood and putting them into bags. Meanwhile, the other half cleaned up trash that had been washed into the yard. It was a very valuable experience to be able to engage in helping members of our local community that had been impacted by the flood. In addition to this, we learned life skills such as ripping up floors with crowbars and sorting garbage. Overall it was a great way to come together to do something positive in our local community, regardless of how disconnected we’ve become since covid started over a year and a half ago this showed how much can be accomplished when a community works together to help someone. We are all looking forward to our next build in the near future.