Moraine Park students partner with Habitat for Humanity

by jbrezinsky17. May 2013 11:20

    Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam Student Senate recently wrapped up a two-day build with Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties. More than 50 student volunteers rotated through a total of four working shifts to help put the finishing touches on the new ReStore located in Beaver Dam.  The ReStore is a shopping and donation center opening its doors late May.  Sales from items sold in the store benefit Habitat for Humanity.
    Student volunteers produced the equivalent of more than 200 hours of labor in less than 14 hours on Wednesday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 7.  Students lifted, hauled and moved donations and furniture, painted walls and floors, installed shelving units, washed windows, and put in a retaining wall.
    “The Moraine Park volunteers amazed us with their efficiency, wonderful work ethic and commitment to getting the job done,” said Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Emily Jennings. “We still can’t quite believe all of the work they got done.”
    The Habitat/Restore community service project was sponsored by Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam Student Senate along with the College’s Electrical Power Distribution and Welding clubs and The Edge program.
    The new ReStore is located in the former Save-A-Lot building at 1022 Madison Street.
    For more information on Moraine Park’s Service Learning projects visit morainepark.edu/servicelearning.

 

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