RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Students, athletes and university leaders from North Carolina State University are partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build 11 new homes in southeast Raleigh.
For the first time ever, the university is participating in Build-A-Block.
Build-A-Block is a campaign to raise $715,000 to build homes for families in need.
Helpers will build homes on Lake Wheeler Road to raise awareness and address the need for affordable housing in Wake County, according to Habitat for Humanity’s website.
It began Wednesday as dozens worked to begin to lay the foundation for the homes.
University leaders, including Chancellor Randy Woodson said the goal is to get students connected to non-profits in their community.
They learn teamwork, they learn organizational skills, it helps them grow as students and grow as professionals, so it’s a wonderful opportunity,” Woodson said.
For more information about the project, visit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.