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Carpentry Students Build Shelters for Homeless Veterans

Shelters for Homeless


ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- What started as a simple carpentry project at A.L. Brown High School quickly turned into a village of tiny shelters for Veterans, thanks to some donated resources and a bright idea from senior Makenzie Davis.

  • One student says she felt the need to help
  • The carpentry class built three shelters in one semester
  • The group is also working with local homeless shelters

After learning about the problem of Veteran homelessness in North Carolina, Davis says she felt the need to do something to help.

While building other structures in her carpentry class, she asked her teacher, Jim Busse what if they could build for Veterans in need.

In just one semester, the class put together three shelters now placed at Wisdom Way, a horse rehabilitation center in Rowan County, in hopes of Veterans getting a leg up in a time of need.

"I know this is going to turn into something huge that will help not only Veterans, but other people in the community that will come out and work with the horses and get to experience everything we’re doing out here,” Davis said.

The group is working with local homeless shelters and Veteran services to find Veterans who may be interested in the shelters.

With the help of Wisdom Way, the class hopes the Veterans will get the help they need through the shelters and be able to help the horse rehabilitation center as well.


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