Giving back comes full circle during Housing Development Alliance Repair Affair

Published: Jun. 16, 2018 at 7:27 PM EDT
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Giving back came full circle this weekend.

Saturday, students with Hazard High School's theater club spent the morning helping the Housing Development Alliance Repair Homes for people in need after the Housing Alliance helped them build their set for their spring play.

"It really feels awesome because they didn't have to do that and I just think it was so kind that they did and I'm honored to be a part of this," said Eleni Karelis, President, Hazard Theater, Hazard High School.

"It feels really great because a lot of companies they pay for this stuff out of the goodness of their hearts and they don't get anything in return, so I think this is a good thank you," Justin Witt, Vice President, Hazard Theater, Hazard High School said.

Witt said he also learned new skills helping the HDA.

"Never drilled before, it's a lot harder than it looks and I had to hammer some things," said Witt.

Both Witt and Karelis said repairing homes for people in need helped them better the community and themselves.

"Repairing homes I think is a big issue because a lot of people are unable to, they've been injured, or they're too old to do things for themselves," Karelis said.

"There's a lot of houses that people can't afford to fix or people themselves can't fix because it's a lot of work and I think it's good to help out anyone you can," said Witt.

The students helped the HDA put siding on the bottom of a home, so no one could see under it and to keep bugs out.

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