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Roanoke College Habitat for Humanity Project wraps up

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This year's R House Project for Habitat for Humanity wraps up on Roanoke College's campus this evening.

Caleb Richmond from Bedford is a freshman.

He says, "It is nice to actually meet friends. There are so many people from so many different areas here."

Sky Weber is a twelve hour car ride from her home in Massachusetts. She is also a freshman and new to the area.

She says, "I love the people. Everyone is so friendly. You guys have Southern hospitality it is awesome I love it."

Roanoke College Students are no strangers to picking up tool belts and hammers. They have been building Habitat Homes for the last twenty years. The projects first started in South Carolina. Students have built 7 houses on campus and the most recent home is the 8th one built on campus.

Jesse Griffin has been a project leader for all 8 of the campus builds. He makes sure the pieces get put together properly by organizing student shifts.Each student works ninety minute shifts. It is a big job with five hundred fifty freshman and seventy transfers to coordinate.

Griffin explains, "We have thirty five to forty students that come at one time. We are just trying to find ways to get them on the site and having good work experiences."

Meanwhile, fifteen minutes away in on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke the site for the build is prepared The foundation and roof are already at the Roanoke location.

The R project is about students from near and far working together to prepare for the years to come before graduation and help the community at the same time.

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of worldwide Habitat will visit the Roanoke College Campus next Tuesday. His speech is open to the public. < http://bit.ly/14B7WLF  > .

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