Tri-City Americans Players, Tri-Tech Students and Volunteers Build Homes for a Cause

Tri-City Americans Players, Tri-Tech Students and Volunteers Build Homes for a Cause

Tri-City Americans players, Tri-Tech students and volunteers are the newest team in town

All working together to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

This is the seventh year the Tri-Tech construction trade class has partnered with Habitat for Humanity.

Teacher Tony Milewski said each year his students gain more than just carpentry skills from the project.

“It gives students the opportunity to take their skills on to a job site and do something good for somebody else without asking anything in return,” said Milewski.

He said students often tell him that they still drive by the home they built in high school.

Alexa Castellanos in no exception.

Over the summer she drove by the homes she built in class last year.

“There were people living there and it felt really good looking at the houses and wow all these people living here,” said Castellanos.

This is Tri-City American Justin Hamonic’s first time building a house.

“It’s not something we get to do very often to build a house especially to be able to come out and help out the community, the less fortunate, it’s a good opportunity to give back and have some fun away from the rink with our teammates,” said Hamonic.

Milewski said teaching young adults how to use their skills and knowledge to better others is the winning goal for him.

“They learn lessons of doing things right the first time, to manage their time and to manage their materials, but what’s most important is that it gives them something that they can hold onto for the rest of their lives.”