HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some college students from Wisconsin have been spending time in Hattiesburg, helping to build a home for a deserving family.
They've been volunteering for Habitat for Humanity as part of that organization's national collegiate challenge.
12 students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been working on a home on N. 23rd Avenue since Monday.
"I just wanted to do something for the community" said Bridget Roehrs, a sophomore. "It's really great to know that you're helping someone out, someone in need who could really benefit from this type of work," she said.
"We're just giving back to the community, some place we haven't been," said Chris Gall, a senior.
They'll finish their work Friday. A new group of students from the University of Illinois-Urbana will take over next week.
The home is the 64th that has been built by the Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity since that chapter was founded 25 years ago.