2013-11-22 / Community

Local School Starts Habitat for Humanity Club

The Channel View School of Research has started up its own Habitat for Humanity club to help rebuild the community.

The school kicked off the new Habitat for Humanity High School Club with the help of Jim Killoran, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

Through the club, students will be trained by licensed professionals and commit to rebuilding the community. As a volunteer on a build site, students may have the opportunity to work in a variety of phases of construction – installing insulation, hanging drywall, laying down hardwood floors, tiling, painting the interiors, putting up trim as well as landscaping.

With the help of Dave Ramage, Vice President of Technical Operations, the club is being sponsored by JetBlue. The airline provided a generous donation for tools and supplies for the club.

Channel View School for Research is a NYC Outward Bound School that embraces the philosophy of building strong leaders and giving back to the community. Principal Pat Tubridy, who started the school ten years ago, beams with pride at the resiliency of her staff and students where they were not only displaced from their homes for many months but from their school as well.

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