FSU students work on roof of habitat house

On Wednesday, members of Ferris State University’s Sigma Lambda Chi and Associated Construction Students spent time completing the roof of a house and garage Habitat for Humanity. (Pictured) Mark Gutowski nails shingles down before moving on to the next row. (Pioneer photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

BIG RAPIDS — Work is coming along at the site of the newest Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity house at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Bailey Drive.

With the onset of winter nearing, local groups, such as Ferris State University’s Sigma Lambda Chi and Associated Construction Students, have been volunteering their time toward completing the exterior of the home, with FSU’s construction students working on the roof of the house and the garage since Monday.

Doug Lombard starts on one corner of the roof over the garage at the new Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity house, located in Big Rapids.

“We have been working with Habitat for Humanity for a long time,” said Doug Lombard, as he laid shingles over the garage on Wednesday. “It’s been pretty easy roofing so far.”

To be a part of Sigma Lambda Chi, students have to complete two hours of community service, and working at Mecosta County Habitat’s 32nd home since its establishment fit the bill, Lombard said.

“It’s good to help out in the community,” he said.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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