Groundbreaking held for Habitat for Humanity project

Groundbreaking held for Habitat for Humanity project

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An indoor groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning to celebrate the beginning of a special project for the Jonesboro Public School System.

They've partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild a home on West Monroe, across the street from the Microsociety Magnet School.

Students and faculty are working to raise money for the project.

Superintendent Dr. Kim Wilbanks said she hopes that students walk away feeling like they made a difference in someone's life.

"We do fundraisers that help others, but seldom do we do a fundraiser that you can drive by and say I took part in that, I made a difference and I was one of the reasons that somebody lives in that home today," Wilbanks said.

Jonesboro High School senior Grace Tedder said she's thrilled for the opportunity to help her community.

"To my family, our house, getting together and all being able to be a family there is one of the most important things to me," Tedder said. "So, it's amazing to be able to give someone else that opportunity."

All the schools in the district will be fundraising for the project through December.

You can log onto the JPS website for a complete list of fundraising events or to make a donation online.

They hope to begin work on the home in February.

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