Habitat for Humanity holds wall raising ceremony

Created: 01/11/2014 9:23 PM WHEC.com

It's been a project two months in the making.

On Saturday students from the McQuaid and Brighton High School's Habitat for Humanity clubs came together for a wall raising ceremony.

The students are building a four bedroom house on Jay Street for Jennifer Mayers and her family. Already she has put in 250 sweat equity hours so far, and will continue to help build her home until it's done this spring.

"I wanted a way to help people in the city find, just be able to eliminate poverty in the city and spread awareness to kids in my school,” said Jordan Pares-Kane, student.

"It feels really good to see the wall go up, and it was especially cool to see each one of the kids pick out where their room is, playing games in the unfinished basement, so it's really great to see it,” said Nathaniel Rogalsky, student.

Mayers will pay a zero-interest mortgage on her home once it's finished and help to revitalize the JOSANA Neighborhood in Rochester.


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