STC students, volunteers pitch in to help build home for families in need

South Texas College volunteers raise a frame for a home they helped build with Habitat for Humanity on Oct. 20, 2012 for a family in need in the Pharr area.

Almost 100 South Texas College students, faculty, and staff gave up their Saturday and came out on a hot and humid late-October day to help Habitat for Humanity Community build a home for a family in need in the Pharr area.

STC volunteers participated in partnership with Capital One Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

“We wanted to organize a service learning project so that the STC community could join together and give back to the community, and participate in a co-curricular project,” said STC Student Activities Specialist Kim Brumfield. “We had a great turnout and I was impressed with the fact that almost 100 students, faculty, and staff were willing to give up their Saturday in order to serve the community.”

As soon as the STC volunteers arrived on-site, they received their assignments and got right to work framing one house and painting another. Despite the Deep South Texas heat, the college’s volunteers were determined to get the most out of the day and get one step closer to providing a family in need a new home.

“I was really happy to have the opportunity to participate in this kind of project,” said STC student Cassandra Roland. “It was my first time doing anything like that with the college and I was amazed at the turnout of people, not only from our campus, but from other STC campuses as well.”

“It meant a lot to be able to give back to a family in need and to be given the opportunity to write notes to the family receiving the house,” she concluded. “It made me feel like we were going to be connected to those families.”

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  1. Joyce Hamilton says:

    Wow! Almost 100 students, faculty, and staff! That is just awesome.
    Great job everyone.