ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Local college students went to work Friday to help build homes for those in need.
The Rochester Institute of Technology partnered with Flower Cty Habitat for Humanity to frame walls for one of Habitat's homes that will be built next year.
Volunteers got into teams of 50 for what they called "Framing Frenzy" at 79 Lime Street.
The work not only helps those who need a roof over their head, but is real-world experience for all involved.
"New volunteers are always good. It's a great way to learn building skills you might not of known beforehand. Giving everyone a decent place to live, it doesn't come cheap. So these volunteer hours from everyone else really helps drive home and gives everyone a better place to live," said RIT student Tyler Swidler.
FCHH's mission is to eliminate substandard housing in Rochester and to build affordable single-family homes for families in need.