ADRIAN, Mich.—Three members of the Adrian College women’s volleyball team took time during their spring break to go down to Florida and help build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Kristy DeClercq, Kristie Walker and Linnea Berriman saw an opportunity to give back during a time when most students are relaxing. They spent four days doing labor intensive jobs such as shoveling in trenches that provided piping for five houses on the first day, cutting down whole length of fencing on the second day and breaking up concrete with sledgehammers and pick axes.
The group was part of a four-year project that includes another group that did a blitz build and in two weeks built 10 houses. The crew of women’s volleyball players finished up five homes and prepared land for more. In the end it will be a 45-home subdivision with a daycare center and a patch of green land.
“We had a blast helping Habitat for Humanity and met some amazing people,” said Walker. “The last day was bittersweet but we were so grateful to help those less fortunate.”