Class act: Faculty builds new home for needy family

A needy family in Texas got a college education in generosity recently: Twelve Blinn College faculty members helped build the family a home, then painted it and provided landscaping.

It was the third year in a row that the college has worked with the Circle of Women Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity to provide much-needed housing.

“I absolutely love working with Habitat for Humanity,” Amanda Chau, a biology professor and Habitat project coordinator, said. “Not only do you learn new skills and get to watch the progression of the build, but it’s a great bonding event and it’s all for a great cause.”

It started with a fall fundraising campaign by faculty and staff that netted more than $5,600 for the new home. It ended when the Rojo family -- a single mother and her children, ages 13, 8 and 6 -- got the key to their new home.

The other Blinn College faculty volunteers were Linda Bow, Susan Hallman, Cheri Hobbs, Linda Jones, Lorraine Lindsay, Janet McNutt, Arlene Pacheco, Steve Simcik, Andrew Stacy, Kristin Stoley and Rowena Tucker.

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