Venango SEED members build home in Georgia

Clarion University, Venango SEED club members Matthew Beightol, Taylor Berger, Emily Knowles, Casey McVay, Kelsey Monro, Jenna Paratore, Courtney Paton and Shantel Scott recently built a home for a family in need in Valdosta, Georgia, with Habitat for Humanity. (Submitted photo)Clarion University, Venango SEED club members Matthew Beightol, Taylor Berger, Emily Knowles, Casey McVay, Kelsey Monro, Jenna Paratore, Courtney Paton and Shantel Scott recently built a home for a family in need in Valdosta, Georgia, with Habitat for Humanity. (Submitted photo)
From staff reports

Clarion University, Venango SEED club members recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge and went to Valdosta, Georgia, where they built a brand-new affordable home for a family in need.

Participants included Matthew Beightol of Cooperstown, Taylor Berger of Houtzdale, Emily Knowles of Clarendon, club advisor Casey McVay of Franklin, Kelsey Monro of Wall, club president Jenna Paratore of Johnstown, club vice president Courtney Paton of North Versailles and Shantel Scott of Clarion.

During their trip, the club lifted roof trusses, installed hurricane clips and plywood on the trusses, and shingled half the roof, as well as many other projects inside the home, such as wall construction.

The Clarion University, Venango SEED Club is a student organization with a mission to encourage students to stay connected and engaged at the campus with a focus on community service and mission work.