Kentucky college students build Habitat for Humanity homes in Crestview (PHOTOS)


Chelsea Dietz, Dan Pherman and Maggie Waller, Habitat for Humanity volunteers from Thomas More College in Kentucky, saw boards for a Lee Avenue home on Monday in Crestview.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 06:24 PM.

CRESTVIEW — While many college students head to the beach for spring break, students from Thomas More College in Kentucky are volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.   

The Okaloosa County office invited students from the school's Business Society to help construct two Crestview homes.  

PHOTOS: See 12 photos from the event>>

This week, students, under chaperons and Habitat volunteers' supervision, worked on building the wooden frame for two homes on Lee and Cobb Avenues.

Nitzi Bennett, the Okaloosa organization's president and chief executive officer, said the college and Habitat have a great working relationship. The college donated $2,500 upon arrival, she said.

Volunteers, including 21 students and four chaperons, hammered nails, sawed boards and moved mounds of clay dirt.

Each 1,600-square-foot home will have four bedrooms, Bennett said. Both locations also have occupants waiting to move in upon completion.

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