Triplett Tech students working with the Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity are learning more than the masonry, carpentry, electrical wiring skills needed to build a house. They are learning the power of altruism.

The experience these students will receive while building a house from the ground up over the next year is coupled with the knowledge that they will be helping a family in need. So when this project is completed, they will be able to take their in-demand skills into the work world along with that warm feeling of helping someone else.

The three-bedroom home they are building near the school in Mount Jackson is going to be so much more than stone, wood and shingles. It’s going to be a memory they can carry with them forever, something they can point to and say: “I helped build that for a family.”

It’s going to be awesome.