Doin’ Good: Lubbock ISD students help build homes

Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - Habitat for Humanity is moving some homes into the Talkington neighborhood of Lubbock. These homes are unique. Lubbock ISD students helped build them.

It is a part of the students’ construction technology training.

One of the students tells us what this means to him.

“I just like seeing things be built from the bottom up. Using my hands, dirty work, stuff like that. So, it’s always been fun to me,” said Monterey High School student Zach Trevino.

Trevino says it is a passion that runs in the family: construction, hard work - for a great cause.

“Construction has been a thing in my family for all these years. So, I’ve always been interested in it... I knew it was going to a good organization so just wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity’s youngest volunteers, LISD students, put the final touches on the home that will move into the Talkington neighborhood.

“Students are buiding our houses. Doing the plumbing, doing the electrical, learning the trades while they are helping us build a house that would take so many hours if we just had to use volunteers. It’s a huge asset to us,” said Christy Reeves with Lubbock Habitat for Humanity.

It is all part of Lubbock ISD’s Construction Technology Training program, or CTT.

It allows students who are interested in construction to get a head start on building those career skills, and it also doubles as a huge plus for Lubbock Habitat.

“We need more volunteers, more donors. The whole community needs to get on board and we’ll get it done faster,” said Reeves.

Reeves wants to remind people anyone can help Lubbock Habitat in some way; whether that’s through time, money or classes - just call Lubbock Habitat or click here to find out how you can help.

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