HBI Job Corps Students Participate in ‘Make a Difference Day’
Home Builders Institute (HBI) students enrolled at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center (CJCC) outside Buffalo, NY, are partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association (BNBA) and Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate homes for area families.
Participating in “Make a Difference Day” last week under the supervision of HBI instructor Mike Giardina and Habitat for Humanity site supervisor George Copeland, 10 HBI students helped rebuild and revamp a home’s entire plumbing system.
HBI’s Job Corps students enrolled in carpentry, electrical and painting programs at the Cassadaga campus practice their hands-on training on behalf of local families through the Buffalo Niagara BA’s “Hammering for Habitat” project.
“Make a Difference Day” — created by USA Weekend Magazine — encourages people of all ages to participate on the fourth Saturday of every October in volunteer activities that support their communities.
HBI Job Corps students were involved in “Make a Difference Day” at locations around the country:
- In Alaska, students helped build a half-mile hiking trail using only hand tools and wheelbarrows.
- Hawaii JCC students painted over graffiti at Waimanalo Beach Park.