Roanoke College students help family build a home


SALEM (WSLS 10) - Freshmen at Roanoke College are volunteering their time to build a house for a local family.

For the 10th year in a row, Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Roanoke College to build a house on campus with nearly 600 students during Freshmen orientation.

On Sunday, the students were building the floors of the home. Roanoke College student volunteers said this the is 10th house they've built.

"This is exciting. This is a milestone I never realized how important it would be later on and this is my senior year and my last time to do it, and I'm excited to be here," Andrew Dittmar, the student volunteer coordinated said.

Habitat Humanity Volunteers said this is their 200th house they are preparing.

Student volunteers said they expect the house to be ready by December.