February 8, 2012

Students from LSU’s Construction Student Association volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity build in the Longwood Area off Gardere in Baton Rouge, La., on Jan. 28. Students nailed down roof decking, applied water-proof lining and exterior sheathing and installed windows as part of CSA’s efforts to get involved within the community through monthly service projects. The Habitat build was the first in a series of planned volunteer projects for this semester.

“The students that participated were excited to offer their construction knowledge and experience to the build,” said Chris Shinaberry, service chair, CSA.

Harold Lohman, CSA vice president and senior construction management student, hopes to see LSU’s Construction Management program incorporate Habitat for Humanity hours in the degree curriculum. "It was helpful to see a real life example of what I had learned in class,” Lohman said.

Shinaberry says he is always looking for volunteer opportunities for CSA members to participate in, construction oriented or not. 

“I believe that through various service events, CSA members will develop a liking for volunteering and continue to offer the skills we are developing in class to areas in need,” Shinaberry said.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that invites volunteers to help provide more families with decent, safe and affordable places to live.

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For more information, contact Cassie Arceneaux, College of Engineering, carcen6@lsu.edu or (225) 578-0092.



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