Students volunteer in Marlborough in home repairs for a veteran

July 13, 2018 by  

A Critical Home Repair Program that was funded by the Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) and Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester was recently attended by students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy and Marlborough High School (MHS).

Home repairs are typically provided to families in need, seniors, and veterans.

During the rainy Saturday when the students volunteered their time, they worked with volunteer staff members from Habitat for Humanity to make several home improvements to a home owned by a veteran. These included laying mulch, removing weeds and stumps, preparing the front yard for a new walkway, and cleaning out the backyard.

Jo-Anne Sawyer, Habitat staff for MHS, commented that the results that students can see from their work will have a direct impact on their lives. Transforming the home of this veteran will give the students a sense of ownership and pride in their work, and projects such as these not only benefit the residents of Marlborough, but the students as well, she believes.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant added that it was heartwarming to see these students volunteering their time on a rainy Saturday morning to help a resident, who may be a neighbor for some.

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