Cleveland High School students participated in Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s Women Build initiative on Saturday, April 15. These students were able to build because of the sponsorship of Southeast Bank. The students were accompanied by chaperone, Cari Bosserdet, who is an English as a Second Language teacher at Cleveland High School. “This volunteer day helps the students help others, and it shows them what it takes to help families,” said Bosserdet. “There are a lot of students at Cleveland High whose families have become homeowners through Habitat’s program. Habitat builds a great community, and the services offered by Habitat help our students and help our city.” Students and teachers from Cleveland High School built in the Women Build 2016 initiative and hope to volunteer again next year.
Southeast Bank City President, DeWayne Morrow joined the team on the construction site for a check presentation and to show support from Southeast Bank. “SouthEast Bank is honored to sponsor this group of young ladies and their teachers that were willing to volunteer their personal time on an Easter weekend to help Habitat with this building project,” said Morrow.
The Women Build 2017 initiative will build two homes for two families: Sheila Bell and her granddaughters as well as Jose and Rhina Basora and their two sons. These two families have been working alongside volunteers to build their own homes, while also completing classes about homeownership and finances to prepare them for the future.