WKU students use fall break for a good cause

Published: Oct. 10, 2016 at 6:29 PM CDT
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Western Kentucky University's chapter of Habitat for Humanity spent a few days of their fall break in Henderson, Kentucky.

The students and staff could have spent their free time doing anything else.

"We get to work with some of the families that we're helping and you see the good that it does, it warms their heart. They're out there trying to help you, they're struggling to make it through. And with my time, I just feel like I can contribute so much more," Recruitment Chair for Habitat for Humanity, Adam Byrd said.

The people in Henderson were surprised college students came there to work.

"Their hearts were warmed."

The Habitat for Humanity group worked so hard, they got more accomplished than they had originally planned.

"We had a plan to work on one project for the whole two and half days. And we got that project done the first day. So they had to continue finding work for us."

Byrd says that you can see that it's not just hard work and labor.

"See that it's something you can enjoy. Especially in some kind of architectural or construction background."

The program works to build houses and hope in communities.

"If you want to see a change in the world, you be the change. So, that's something that always drives me to do these Habitat for Humanity projects."

Students learn about building, issues of substandard housing and much more.