Spring Break with Iowa State University Students

By March 24, 2022Events, News

On March 13, 2022, a group of construction and civil engineering students from Iowa State University made the trip down to Houston, Texas to spend their spring break volunteering with Bay Area Habitat! The students are part of the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter of their school.

This group has a great deal of experience from their studies, as well as regularly volunteering with their local Habitat affiliate in greater Des Moines Iowa, and we were more than happy to partner with them. For the next four days, they were tasked with installing the Hardie board siding, fascia, and soffit at one of our La Porte Habitat homes, as well as caulking the house exterior.

With such a bright and eager group, this Habitat home progressed at a shocking-but-impressive pace, and we are excited to move onto the next steps of laying down brick and painting the exterior! It is because of dedicated volunteers like these that we are able to provide affordable housing for people in our community.

Bay Area Habitat would like to formally thank:
Iowa State University Students:
_____Jacob MacVey
_____Brooks Boie
_____Campbell Mallak
_____Evan Smith
_____Nicholas Sash
_____Ian Luke
_____Carter Rohweder
_____Isaac Hunter
Lead Volunteer: Bill Daly
Housing: Julio & Rosie Rodriguez
BAHFH’s La Porte Volunteer Crew

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The students spent their free time exploring the Bay Area, touring a Downtown Houston skyscraper, and swinging clubs at Webster’s Topgolf! Bay Area Habitat thanks Topgolf for sponsoring the students’ bays — they had an amazing time, and we are grateful for the experience.

Bay Area Habitat is so grateful for the past week — filled with hard work, good company, delicious food, and a shared desire to serve our community.

2 Comments

  • Nicholas Sash says:

    Thank you to Philip for setting this up and welcoming us to the Bay. To Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez for being the most generous of hosts and allowing us to stay on our trip. To Bill and his entire crew for being so fantastic to work with, learn from, and share stories with. Lastly, thank you to the Habitat Board for being so kind and setting us up for success this spring.

    I enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone, I hope to once again see and work with you all again. Stay safe and keep being so great!

    Roll Clones

    • BAHFH says:

      Thank you for the comment, Nicholas! It was a pleasure working with your group, and we hope to work with you all again!