Students helping to build Habitat home

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students from a local private school will be working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville to help build homes in an area neighborhood this month.

For the past three years, St. Anne's-Belfield has worked with Habitat around the holiday season to give students a change to engage with the local community and gain hands-on construction experience.

“This is the largest youth group build we have each year,” said Habitat's Volunteer Manager Amy Allamong. “It's wonderful to have a wide range of volunteer ages on the build site and the students always get a lot of work completed.”

Habitat and the students will be working with partner families and volunteers to build homes in the Lochlyn Hill neighborhood.

It's part of St. Anne's Winter Intensive Program, which allows students to spend the three weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break in interactive classes.

On the build site, the students work closely with Habitat staff to install drywall, paint, and mix concrete.

The site is located on Pen Park Lane. Students will be working on the build this Wednesday and Thursday.

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