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MDI High kids assist Habitat for Humanity

Written by  Robert Levin Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Mount Desert Island students are learning lessons in community, as well as construction thanks to a collaborative effort between Mount Desert Island High School and a local charity.

MDI High’s Habitat class, led by teacher Bruce Munger, recently completed a set of interior and exterior wall panels for a Hancock County Habitat for Humanity home. The wall panels are the seventh set to be completed by Munger’s class over the past six years.

The Habitat class spent their winter semester learning construction methods by building wall panels for Habitat’s next partner family, Missy Combs and her two children, who live in Sedgwick. The class also learned about Habitat’s mission to provide homeownership to lower income families.

“Bruce Munger and his Habitat class’s contribution is enormous to our small Habitat affiliate. They are able to construct high quality wall panels during the winter months while our volunteers are working on interiors of the current home. It is a Godsend,” said Jimmy Goodson, executive director of Hancock County Habitat for Humanity.

To see a video of MDIHS helping out with Habitat for Humanity, click here.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Robert Levin is an award-winning reporter covering the Bar Harbor community. His beat includes municipal government, school happenings, real estate development and the business community. Robert also covers the visual and performing arts, writing about painting, music and other topics. He is often seen with his camera at community events. Robert enjoys living in Bar Harbor with his family.

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