Weippe students volunteer to help build a Habitat for Humanity home

CLARKSTON, WA - It was a beautiful day for the Lewiston Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity volunteers to work on a job site, but Tuesday there was another reason that brought a little extra sunshine to the area.

Student Volunteers from Timberline High School in Weippe came out to Clarkston to help build a home for Sandra Tuning. Executive Director Richard Goodwin said that having the students around brings an enthusiastic energy to the job site that can't be duplicated.

"When you have young people coming out wanting to give back to their community it really warms your heart," said Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Richard Goodwin. "It's just a really good thing that they learn how to give back to the community."

"It's amazing to see the homes and knowing you get to help somebody else and that you get to impact their lives," said student volunteer Aspen Jared. "It's incredible."

The students spent the day at the job site pulling their weight to build the house before returning to school in the afternoon.