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GRCC’s Christian Fellowship teams up with Habitat for Humanity to finish a local home

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Photo by Carla Villasana-Acosta
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Mark Boorsma finishes a window frame at the Habitat for Humanity project house.

By Carla Villasana-Acosta

The Grand Rapids Community College Christian Fellowship collaborated with the Habitat for Humanity organization to complete the improvement of a house for a family in the community.

Group members helped with the final stages in the renovation of a house located in the Grand Rapids area on Saturday Oct. 11. The students mainly focused on doing the painting on this occasion. However, the GRCC Christian Fellowship adviser, Harry Lew, explained that the group’s duties may vary “from project to project.”

The GRCC Christian Fellowship President, Mark Boorsma, was one of the student volunteers in the event. Boorsma affirmed that “the best part of these projects is giving out to the community.” The group is constantly contributing with several volunteer causes in the area and outside the state. Last spring break, the students traveled to New Jersey to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Habitat for Humanity focuses on providing affordable housing for families in need in the United States and around the world. The organization has built around 600,000 houses since 1976.

Students interested in joining the group and helping others can find information on the GRCC Christian Fellowship Facebook group.