WCC PTA Students Participate in Habitat for Humanity Project
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 12 2012 1:42 PM
Dothan, Ala.— A group of students from Wallace Community College recently gave a local home a new facelift. On June 16, students in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program participated in a Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program in Dothan. The program is an exterior home preservation service that provides painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.
It is the second time that PTA students have participated in A Brush with Kindness project. Shannon Turner, an instructor for the program, said that students worked as a team to paint the exterior of the home. "Students and faculty have participated in this project twice and each time it proves to be a rewarding experience,” said Turner. “The project allows students and faculty to bond and interact on a different level outside of the classroom and is an excellent opportunity to give back to the citizens of the community. The homeowners have always been kind and appreciative." Students previously participated in the project in 2010 and 2012.
PTA student Rhett Deal echoed Turner’s comments: “It was a chance for students of the PTA Program to come together and give back to the community. It was a lot of fun!”
Students who participated in the project included Brad Buchanan, Chelsea Bunt, Katie Davis, Rhett Deal, Heather Goodson, Josh Graves, Hope Hicks, Candice Lawrence, Jay Martin, Valerie Matthews, Jessica Miley, Stephanie Monk, Kristina Phillips, Charlesy Presely, Selina Prevatt, Holiday Rigdon, Rachel Rimer, Kyle Thornton, Dawn Walters, Audrey Whaley, Demetrial Wilson and Jason Withers.
ABWK helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances. The program serves those who struggle with exterior maintenance of their homes, and gives them an opportunity to reclaim their homes and their pride.
For more information about the Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity call (334) 792-8453 or visit www.wiregrasshabitat.org.