A group of Wolverines are helping Habitat for Humanity. The students from the University of Michigan take time out from their studies to put a roof over the head of area families in need.
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U-M senior Kaitlin Girbach explaining her motivation said, “I come up here because I just really feel like being on campus all the time is not really doing a lot for me. I need to get out and do something for the community.”READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The recipient of the home doesn’t get to move in without contributing. They have to do 250 hours of sweat equity. “Which means come and work on their own house,” said Paul Tamoshunas, House Leader for Habitat for Humanity.
The to-be homeowner in this case Anne Marie Gray expressed her appreciation for Habitat and its volunteers. “This program means everything to me. It’s given hope where there wasn’t much hope to begin with,” said Gray.MORE NEWS: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Tomashunas put the work into perspective we can all understand. “While all their friends are sleeping in on a Saturday morning. They’re getting up early to come and work on a house which they get nothing for other than the satisfaction of knowing they’re doing something great for a beautiful family …” he said.