UGA Students Spend Spring Break Building A House In Asheboro

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20 students from the University of Georgia spent their spring break in Asheboro building a house for Habitat for Humanity.

Asheboro, NC - Randolph County doesn't usually come to mind when thinking of college spring break.  However, that's exactly how twenty students from the University of Georgia spent their break.  They helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity on South Main St.

"If I had partied or if I had gone to the beach or whatever, you don't really get a sense of satisfaction like by coming here and changing someone's life," said sophomore Julia Bacce.

The students are part of a program called Alternative Spring Break.  This is the 12th year a group from Georgia has come to Asheboro.

SLIDESHOW - UGA Students Build Habitat House

Another student, senior Daniel Traynor, has volunteered before and is in a leadership role this year.

"I actually found out about Alternative Spring Break two years ago and it absolutely changed my life," he said.  "The reason I came out here is so that I could help another group of students find the same love and same dedication that I got from it."

While they might not be construction experts, people still enjoy working with them.

"It is fantastic. These's kids come out and they have more enthusiasm than I think I've ever had," said Rodney Overcash with Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County.  "They are getting the job done. They listen and they do what you tell them."

The students will work through Friday, March 18.  They hope to have the house completely framed, including the roof trusses, by the time they leave.

The house on South Main St. is the second of five to be built in that neighborhood.


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