Students join Habitat for spring break
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- College students on spring break are taking part in a challenge that will give South Florida families a home.
College students from all around the country are working hard in a collegiate challenge for Habitat for Humanity where students choose an alternate break to build homes for the less fortunate in communities across the U.S.
The students spend one week working with the local affiliate for Habitat for Humanity and the community in hopes to help those in need of affordable housing in the area.
Although this is spring break for the students, they say they are still having fun. Student volunteer Brent Swanson said, "I said we weren't really giving out much. We're working with great homeowners, great people from the Fort Lauderdale area, really making a difference, and we still get to enjoy the gorgeous weather, so really we aren't giving anything."
The group of college students started building in Miramar and have been working on homes since Tuesday. They will continue to work on the homes until Friday.
The houses will have two duplexes built and will house four families.
The homes are expected to be ready in six to eight months.
Channel 7 is a proud sponsor one of the homes being build in this project by Habitat for Humanity.
If you would like to volunteer for Habitat For Humanity the number to call in Miami-Dade is (305) 634-2628, and in Broward call (954) 396-3030.
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