Kettering students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Published: Aug. 4, 2016 at 2:29 PM EDT
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(08/04/16) - Dedicated students at Flint's Kettering University are expanding their skills from the classroom to a little closer to home.

Habitat for Humanity's latest volunteers are a part of Genesee County's first-ever student chapter.

Kettering students will carry on Habitat for Humanity's mission by raising money, organizing volunteers and leading rehabilitation work.

The university says this is all a part of helping make the community and surrounding campus look better and that Habitat for Humanity seemed like the perfect fit.

“So it makes a lot of sense to work with groups like Habitat, no one organization can do it alone,” said Tom Ayers, vice president of administration at Kettering University.

Joining Kettering in its work Thursday were local organizations, Dow, Ford, GM, Whirlpool and MISDHA.

They're only just getting started. Thursday, they tore everything apart and students will help with the remodeling, with a family hopefully moving in by the end of this year.