Women learn how to build a house to help E. Texans in need - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Women learn how to build a house to help E. Texans in need

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • A string of car burglaries linked by a manufacturer flaw

    A string of car burglaries linked by a manufacturer flaw

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:01:36 GMT
    It's something Johnson City Police said they've never seen before.Police said starting in late July there's been a string of car burglaries with GM SUVs.In the last month this has happened to seven in Johnson City, four in Bristol, and none so far in Kingsport.One local GM dealer, Tim Copenhaver, told me with the more recent models from 2007 up to 2014 it's easy to cut the power off from the outside. He said he suspects thieves are going up under the front right wheel and cutting the electric...More >>
    It's something Johnson City Police said they've never seen before.Police said starting in late July there's been a string of car burglaries with GM SUVs.In the last month this has happened to seven in Johnson City, four in Bristol, and none so far in Kingsport.One local GM dealer, Tim Copenhaver, told me with the more recent models from 2007 up to 2014 it's easy to cut the power off from the outside. He said he suspects thieves are going up under the front right wheel and cutting the electric...More >>
  • Baby in critical condition after being left in trash can

    Baby in critical condition after being left in trash can

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:43:08 GMT

    Neighbors found the infant Tuesday, after hearing a sound coming from their trash can. 

    More >>

    Neighbors found the infant Tuesday, after hearing a sound coming from their trash can. 

    More >>
  • FL mother: 911 didn't help baby locked in hot car

    FL mother: 911 didn't help baby locked in hot car

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:17:20 GMT

    A 10-month-old accidentally locked himself inside a hot car, and his mom says a 911 dispatcher didn't immediately send help.

    More >>

    A 10-month-old accidentally locked himself inside a hot car, and his mom says a 911 dispatcher didn't immediately send help.

    More >>
MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) -

An exercise in helping those who need it , and giving back to the community, was all part of a habitat home being built in Marshall, by women and college students.

Those involved in the Habitat for Humanity build, say it taught students more than just how to use a hammer.

Doing the tough job of roofing, women and Marshall college students joined Habitat for Humanity in building a home for Marshall resident Tina Smith.

"I can't wait very exciting. The kids, they're great they're always willing to come help when need , I think they're some awesome kids," Smith says.

"One of the men has been calling me lightning. Because I never hit the same place twice. I've never shingled before. I've got a couple of blisters so I have battle wounds," says ETBU student Ro Burns.

Some of the women say this job is waking up muscles they've never used before, many had never even picked up a hammer until today.

"Any way for me to served the community and of coarse to help people get homes like that is something that we as people who are more privileged need to do. I won't have to work out for a couple of days because I'll be super sore," Burns says.
 
 For Bernis Tibeme, and Wiley college student from Cameroon,  it's a chance to make a difference.

"Its important giving back and helping people in the world. I think habitat does a great job helping those that are less fortunate," he says.

 Others have made it a part of their college lives.

"I've built many houses. I've been to Mexico 10 times on mission trips , I've been to Latvia twice, and Ethiopia two summers ago. Its a blast," says ETBU student Nicole Graham.

 Hard work but, for those doing it, it's time well spent.

"To sleep in and watch TV is one thing. But to get up and build a house for people who need it is another," Graham says.

The house is expected to be completed by March.
The women and college students will be working on it all the way through.

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.