While many local students left town last week for spring break, a group of high school students from Connecticut arrived. The ten girls gave up their spring breaks to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and build homes right here in Bryan and College Station.

IMG_0408The students, all girls from The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT, were graciously housed by A&M United Methodist Church. On Monday the group volunteered at the Habitat ReStore in Bryan. Then Tuesday-Friday they worked on four different Habitat construction sites in both Bryan and College Station. They installed siding and flooring, painted and caulked.

Habitat was excited to welcome the girls and give them a taste of Texas and Aggieland. While five of the girls hail from the Northeast, four are from China and one is from Afghanistan. When they were not working, they got to try barbecue, Mexican food and two-stepping. They took a campus tour at A&M, visited the Bush Library and several went to an Aggie baseball games.  Peace Lutheran Church also hosted the girls for dinner one evening.

Habitat is extremely grateful to the students for all their help and hard work!