Frenship students to help build new Habitat for Humanity home

Frenship students to help build new Habitat for Humanity home

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity helps low to medium income families start fresh through its home ownership program

Frenship students in the construction program will help build the newest home in the Talkington Habitat Addition in East Lubbock. 

"They're very excited about getting out here and learning jobs skills so they can, when school ends, step right into the industry," Tracy Pope, Frenship constriction teacher, said. 

Students will come out during their class time each week to work on the frame of Octavya Hightower's home. Executive Director for Lubbock Habitat for Humanity said students are filling the need for volunteers while also gaining experience. 

"But there really is a crisis in the building industry, here and throughout the county," she said. "There are not enough people going into the trades, going into construction to meet the demands, especially in Lubbock." 

Director for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Keith Partrick said the course will teach students the importance of serving others. 

"And to know what it means to serve each other and to serve their community," he said. "And that's something the we embody as a school district, serving our kids, families, teachers and community. We want our students to do the same." 

The organization's goal is to build at least four homes a year for individuals and families that qualify for the Habitat Program. More than 50 students will help build the home over the next year. 

 

 

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