Students and Carper Build for the Future 'Give Thanks' with Habitat for Humanity, Senator and Students Build a Home for Delawareans Who Need a 'Hand Up'
Nov 19 2001
GEORGETOWN, DE - Senator Tom Carper will join Sussex Technical High School students tomorrow to build a home for a Sussex County family in need of a "hand up". The collaboration between Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and the school is a first in Delaware, and pairs the resources of the local chapter with those of the young people who are working on the house as a school project. "Habitat for Humanity is a program aimed at giving families a hand up, instead of a hand out. The Sussex County chapter has a remarkable record for working within the community to find the folks who need the help and those who are willing to give it. Martha helped build a house a few years ago, and thought it was a great experience. I had to see for myself," Carper said. "I really want to set an example by being out there today and to encourage young people to volunteer their energies. Few things are as valuable a gift, or as rewarding to give." The house is being built on the grounds of the high school as part of year-long project integrated into the 11th grade carpentry curriculum. Upon completion, Ed and Pat Baker will make the house their home in Cabbage Corner. The Carper family continues to lead by example, and has inspired their staffers to volunteer their time to the house being built by the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity as well. WHO: Senator Tom Carper & Sussex Technical H.S. students WHAT: Work side by side to build a Habitat for Humanity home for Sussex County family, followed by a dialogue with students WHERE: Sussex Technical High School 17099 County Seat Highway (U.S. Route 9) WHEN: Tuesday, November 20th 12:30-1:30 p.m.