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Orleans building trades class builds home for Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 18:00:11-05

MEDINA, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the past year, students from the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center have been working on a three bedroom home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Matthew Anastasi teaches the building trades class for the center. “We have two parts of a house that will basically be squeezed together,” he said.

His eleventh and twelfth grade students built the home from the ground up, literally. And he said his students are so engaged some are even buying their own tools.

“You know we have all the tools that they're using, but they wanna use their own which is really incredible to see,” he said.

The house made for this project will be moved to the city of Buffalo.

“The house is at a point where they're really seeing the end is near, and I think that really has helped the motivation,” Anastasi said.

Kimberly Hass, a senior, believes the tools she's learning from this class will help with her future career.

“I think it’s a great experience to learn. Not everybody can do it." she said "And I’m excited to make another home. I think it’ll be fun.”