Saint Joseph's students spend spring break with Habitat for Humanity

The students participated in building Habitat for Humanity homes in Valdosta, Georgia. | Contributed photo

Led by sociology professor Michael Steinhour, students from Saint Joseph's College used their spring break to assist in the construction of homes in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in Valdosta, Georgia.

Over the past 25 years, the college, through its Habitat Chapter, has worked alongside of Habitat for Humanity on a national and international level.

The students who were a part of the trip were Brian Collins, Coltyn McNelly, Katie Manika, Nicole Walsh, Joey Messer, Kristen Roszak, Kevin Heinemann, Hirut Negassi, Katie Davisson, Jessica Good, Clayton Bateman, Alexes King, Robert Metzner, Austin Pearson, Disha Roddy and Muzit Berhe.

Steinhour, who led the group, serves as a faculty adviser. 

"It was great working with these students, seeing their dedication and hard work pay off, and meeting one of the future tenants who will soon take occupancy in one of the Habitat homes we helped to build," Steinhour said.

During their spring break trip, the students taped and painted the interior and exterior of the homes, constructed the inside and outside walls, leveled a backyard and more.

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