SWCC's Osceola high school carpentry class headed for Texas Saturday morning to assist with the Habitat for Humanity home building project. The group, made up of nine students and instructor Charlie Mundy, arrived in Oklahoma at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and reached their destination in Texas by 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Monday was their “day off” when they drove down to Galveston, TX, and took a ferry to Galveston Island. According to Mundy, the damage from hurricanes Rita and Ike was terrible and much of Galveston is still in ruins. He could not believe the condition of the city. When they rode over to the island, they saw wild dolphins following the ferry. It was an amazing day, many of the students (if not all) had never seen the ocean, some had never been outside of Iowa.
Tuesday morning, there was a record low of 39 degrees. They blamed the Iowa kids for bringing the cold weather down with them! When they arrived at the work site, the walls of the new house had been framed and the carpentry students quickly went about stick framing the rafters which they nearly completed on Tuesday. Charlie was proud of their hard work and how clean the job site was when they left for the day.
Mundy will continue to keep us posted as their trip progesses.