By Bella McCarey
As Habitat house begins to come together, other schools districts show interest in participating in the cause.
The Red Lion Area School District’s home page states its mission is to prepare students to reach their highest potential while also helping them become productive citizens. Through academics, athletics and community projects, students are able to actively improve as people in and out of the classroom.
Habitat for Humanity is one venue for which students are gaining community service hours and partaking in something bigger than themselves. Students are volunteering individually and in groups within the school, such as FFA, the Executive Council of 2015 and Choir.
The hard work students have put in is shown through the house itself, which is in the final home stretch.
“The building itself is complete in structure and walls are currently primed and being painted,” Assistant Principal Mr. Grant Gouker said.
The end of March is still the completion date for the project, weather permitting.
“It depends on how bad this winter is this year, if it’s anything like it was last year,” Mr. Gouker said, “But it’s looking positive as of right now.”
While the house’s foundation is settling, another foundation is in works in other school districts. Spring Grove, Central York and York County School of Technology are all looking to begin their own Habitat projects.
“Spring Grove and other districts [Central and YCST] have asked to be a part of things, sort of following in our footsteps,”
Mr. Gouker said, “It’s always nice to be first for once.”
As the house begins to feel more like a home, the works of planning a “handover ceremony for the homeowners” is on the table.
“There’s not much detail on it yet, but if March stays as our ending date, the idea of the ceremony will be more clear,” Mr. Gouker said.
To sign up to volunteer, go to http://tinyurl/rlhabitat to sign up today!