Baldwin Wallace students take part in day of service, build house frame for Habitat for Humanity

Home to benefit family in Holmes County

BEREA, Ohio - The sound of hammers striking nails echoed throughout the campus of Baldwin Wallace University Saturday morning as members of the Yellow Jacket community took part in a large,one-day service effort.

Students, faculty and alumni gathered to construct the frame of house that will benefit a Holmes County family.

Habitat for Humanity loaded the framework onto a flatbed truck for transport.

Chilly April temperatures Saturday morning did not stop these volunteers from doing their part to make a difference.

"Everybody's getting together and just working really hard out here in the cold. We're just going to make it happen," said student Emily Mathern.

In addition to helping build the house frame, volunteers also traveled throughout the region to help serve 10 local organizations including churches, parks, and nursing homes.

"I think it's awesome that we could help out in such a big way," said student Ashley King.

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