Scranton, PA – June 6, 2013 (Updated June 11th): A new Habitat for Humanity home built by Johnson College students is loaded up for its big move from Scranton to Honesdale. Crane and work crews loaded the two-piece modular home onto flatbed trucks this morning. The house will soon be home to a woman and her three children in Wayne County. The local chapter partnered with Johnson College this year to build the home on the Scranton campus during the past school year. Joe Musheno, Construction and Design Division Chair at Johnson College says, “Students love not only the hands on experience they get with building a home during class, but they really appreciate knowing they helped a family in need.” Johnson College students have built modular homes since 1978 as an integral part of Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology (CCMT) Program.
This fall students will start work on not one, but two homes. One of them will be built again for Habitat for Humanity. The partnership Johnson College and Habitat came together at the suggestion of alumnus Dave Boniello ‘84 who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Simplex Industries in Scranton. His company helped provide the materials to build the home.
The house will make its big move east along route 6 Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30am. The home will be set on an already finished foundation at 347 Riverside Drive in Honesdale. The home will be ready for volunteers soon to start work on finishing the inside. Clyde Kreider, Building Chairman for Wayne County PA Habitat for Humanity, says he expects to hand over keys to the family by October.
For more information on Wayne County PA Habitat for Humanity please contact Clyde Kreider at 570-493-1153.
For more information on Johnson College or its Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology program please contact Joe Musheno 570-702-8933.
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