College students give back through Habitat for Humanity

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) – Many college students may spend spring break relaxing or hanging out at the beach, but others will spend their time constructively.

A group of students from Georgetown University are taking part in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge.

They’re spending the week working on a home in Trussville.

Every night they get together and talk about why they’re working on the project and how it affects them personally.

“It’s really encouraging to see college students give up their spring break to do something meaningful and give back to the community, especially coming from Georgetown where we’re so privileged and so lucky,” said Georgetown student Michael Lie.

Eighteen students from Georgetown are working on the house.

Other groups of college students are in town working on homes in Ensley, Pratt City and Center Point.

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