- March
Posted By : Rachel
Penn State Engineering Students spend Spring Break changing lives

This week a group of fourteen Engineering students from Penn State University traveled almost 1,000  miles to spend their Spring Break volunteering with the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Kansas City.

The group arrived on Sunday, March 8.  Monday, led by Jerry Semsch, they built a retaining wall along the driveway at the Rodriguez home.

Tuesday, March 10, the group, under the leadership of Joe Grysban, completed many repairs at Calvin’s house: removal of gruesome weeds growing up the back of the home, scraped and painted the kitchen cabinets, repairing two doors, and plumbing repairs in the half bath.

Wednesday, March 11 they will work with Hillcrest Transitional Housing to complete various projects at their in-house thrift store. Thursday, March 12, the students and FCH will partner with Heartland Habitat for Humanity on a home building project in Liberty.  Friday, March 13, they will be helping out with painting and flooring demo at the Heartland Presbyterian Center.  Be sure to stay tuned for details and photos from the Spring Break.

We are in awe of this group and their selflessness in giving up their well-deserved Spring Break to make a difference in the lives of our families and help us carry out our mission of supporting affordable, accessible housing for everyone.

A special thank you goes out to our partner churches and organizations who have pitched in host and feed our guests!

  • Heartland Presbyterian Center
  • Park Hill Christian Church
  • St. Patrick Church
  • Gashland United Methodist Church
  • Second Baptist Church – Liberty
  • Parkville Presbyterian Church

We’d also like to extend a shout out to ALH Home Renovations for donating a door to the project at Calvin’s house!

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