Aug 29, 2011

Students assist Habitat for Humanity

On a recent Saturday morning before their first game of the season, Central Lakes College football players provided their services at the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brainerd. The 56 student-athletes hauled items to new locations, trimmed grass, pulled weeds, and generally helped organize the facility's inventory, which includes low-cost materials that are too good to be dumped in the landfill and very affordable to those in need. Decent, affordable housing for families in Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard counties is the goal. The ReStore provides building materials, furniture, cabinets, appliances, plumbing, electrical and much more, as the CLC athletes discovered. Coach Greg Medeck and the Raiders received a big thank-you from the organization for donating their time and muscle to the ReStore at 1110 Wright Street. Service learning and civic engagement are part of the college mission to Build Futures. Images from the day may be viewed at