Spring Breakers

Spring breakers are trading in their swimsuits for hard hats.

Believe or not, Monday a plot of land was just a slab of cement, but thanks to the arrival of college students from Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, this Habitat for Humanity project is taking shape.

The goal of the collegiate challenge is to build three houses throughout the month of March with around 100 students coming in each week including another 100 from FAMU and FSU.

Future homeowner Bridget King is required to put in 100 hours on the construction of her home.

“I do the hammering, some woodwork, hold ladders, ask people if they need a drink, just be supportive of each other,” says King.

Students say they also have time to build relationships with other students who have the same passion.

“Serving others is so underestimated. You never hear the good things about college students. It’s really cool to see people want to volunteer,” says Kevin Vanderklok, a Grand Valley State University student.

Typically, only 120 students come to Tallahassee to help with the spring break Habitat for Humanity project. Coordinators say they're thrilled they've almost quadrupled their numbers.


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