HUMBLE, Texas – Students from Humble Independent School District used their service learning projects to build tiny homes for veterans.
The Summer Creek and Kingwood Park high school students thanked all members of the community Wednesday, as they raised the frame on a new home.
Natalia Andrade is a senior at Summer Creek and watched as her design began to take shape for the first time.
“You know you always say I want to make a difference in the world and then it happens,” said Andrade.
All for a home that could fit between four parking spots. It’s small and so are the hands used to make it.
Not that it matters for Summer Creek senior, Blayne Adams.
“I’m 17-years-old. I have people who are working with me who are 14 and 15-years-old, and we’re just trying to make a difference,” said Adams.
Their mission is to fight homelessness, one 200 square foot home at a time. Each school campus will build their tiny home to one day be given to those who served our country.
According the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 28 percent of Houston homeless population are veterans.
Andrade hopes these projects can help inspire classrooms around the country to build homes of their own. She realizes not everyone will discover a passion for architecture as she did, but at least they can find a way to impact an issue relevant in their communities.
In this community, they helped raise the thousands of dollars for the project as a way to teach lessons you won’t find in a classroom.
“We have people that believe in us. We believe in ourselves and in the end that’s what matters,” said Adams.