Building a Difference

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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students in the Habitat for Humanity Club have helped the community this year by raising over $4,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity. Through fundraising efforts, the club raised money with the majority coming from selling cheesecakes around the Thanksgiving season and had the opportunity to participate in two builds this school year.

Under the guidance of their club advisors, Jen Basford and Dr. Arnold Kamhi and chaperones Sue Mendonca and Ricky Greening, the students worked hard to construct the floors of a house in Mastic Beach and in Wyandanch. About 15 students attended each build and were selected based on their activity and participation in the club.

“The students work together very well, listen to directions and understand all of the safety precautions which they don't take lightly,” said Ms. Basford. “I have seen so many students step up on these builds to become leaders in their pack.”