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April 2-6, 2012

Students: Herman Chenwi, Ben Fischer, Krystal Hastings, Sam Kim, John Palasits, Sarah Ramstrom, and Shannon Riggins

Advisors: Brittany Budden and Pam Wallentiny

During the week, the group volunteered with Kent County's local Habitat for Humanity chapter to build LEED certified homes.  Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.  Today, Habitat is a world leader in addressing the issue of low-income housing through neighborhood revitalization and homeownership.  They partner with families, volunteers, and community organizations to build affordable houses in order to sell them on unique terms to families who otherwise could not afford a home of their own.  Since 2007, all of Habitat for Humanities' homes have been LEED certified as a part of their commitment to sustainable building.

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House Before Rehabilitation

Group by Habitat for Humanity Truck

The First House Before RehabilitationThe Group Arrives at the First House and Gathers by the Truck for Instructions

Sarah & Krystal Work on Carpentry

Ben Caulks
Krystal and Sarah Work on Carpentry Inside the HouseBen Caulks a Seam Inside the House's Wall

Ben Works on Caulking

Ben and Pam Seat a Window

Ben and Pam Seat a WindowBrandon, the Site Advisor from Habitat for Humanity and Herman Work in the Basement

Brandon and Herman Work Inside

The Ladies on the Scaffolding
Sarah, Krystal and Shannon on Scaffolding Applying Insulation to the Home's ExteriorThe Group Celebrates a Job Well Done at the First Home
Group JumpingSam, John and Shannon Working
Sam, John and Shannon Cut PlywoodEating Lunch at the Work Site
Group Eating Lunch at the First HouseGo Karts
Sam and the Other Participants Get Ready for a Ride Around the Go-Kart TrackThe Group was able to Visit the Shore of Lake Michigan