Quantcast

PSU helps build new Habitat home - KOAM TV 7

PSU helps build new Habitat home

Updated:
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Soon, Michael Schneider and his son and daughter will have a new place to call home thanks to Crawford County Habitat for Humanity.

The single father qualified for a new Habitat home and has had a hand in building the new place alongside Pittsburg State construction students and professors.

"Oh this is kind of cool because I've never done construction before, I think after we move in we are going to appreciate it more because we know what it's taken to build it," Schneider said.

Schneider and his son currently have to share a room, "cramming" two beds into one bedroom, making for a small place to live. He's excited for his 12-year-old daughter to have her own bigger space to be proud of.

"It's a chance to have our own home as a family, something that we haven't had since it's just been us three. It's the one thing I haven't been able to provide them, is their own place to live," Schneider said.

The PSU school of construction and the National Association of Homebuilders provided around a dozen student volunteers at Saturday's work session on the home, where they mostly worked on flooring and decking.

"Well it's a great opportunity for both of our student organizations, to give back to the community and be involved in a civic project and also to gain experience with some of the methods and things they're learning in the classroom, they can actually apply them to a real job site," professor Joe Levens said.

Schneider's home is the 16th Habitat for Humanity home built in Crawford County.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jasper County veteran to be featured on PBS Special

    Jasper County veteran to be featured on PBS Special

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 02:13:44 GMT
    "My knees went week. I'm like whoa, I'm really really going to war" Ken Clark was on guard duty at Camp Pendleton when he heard North Vietnam fired on an American ship. He knew where he was going. "By noon, I was leaving San Diego. I was on the back of a USS Pickaway, watching the United States disappear" It took them 45 days to get there because it was somewhat of a secret movement.   "The colonel was on the PA system, we were all out o...More >>
    "My knees went week. I'm like whoa, I'm really really going to war" Ken Clark was on guard duty at Camp Pendleton when he heard North Vietnam fired on an American ship. He knew where he was going. "By noon, I was leaving San Diego. I was on the back of a USS Pickaway, watching the United States disappear" It took them 45 days to get there because it was somewhat of a secret movement.   "The colonel was on the PA system, we were all out o...More >>
  • Agree or Disagree: Parents Go to Court to Kick 30 Year Old Son Out of Their Home

    Agree or Disagree: Parents Go to Court to Kick 30 Year Old Son Out of Their Home

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:50:50 GMT

     Parents have tried repeatedly to ask their 39-year old son to move out of the house. Now it's a court battle. 

    More >>

     Parents have tried repeatedly to ask their 39-year old son to move out of the house. Now it's a court battle. 

    More >>
  • Fire Truck Crash

    Fire Truck Crash

    Sunday, May 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 20:04:18 GMT

    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

    More >>

    A member of Columbus, KS Fire Rescue is recovering in a hospital, after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a fire truck. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.