Last Friday 25 student volunteers gathered in the Union to build walls for the future home of Eddie Mayorga, a local resident and Goshen College employee. Goshen College, partnering with Habitat for Humanity, will offer more opportunities for students to help with the project in the coming weeks.

Campus Activities Council and Habitat for Humanity members urged students to sign blessings and names with markers to the wall as a sort of blessing for the Mayorga family.

Isaac Fast, a sophomore, helped organize this special day for Mayorga and his family. Over the past few months, Fast and the CAC have been working to raise funds and find volunteers to help with the preliminary building of walls for the Mayorga's house. Fast was first introduced to the idea by Bill Born, vice president of student life.

All of the walls for the structure of the home were built in two 2-hour shifts and this coming Saturday, Fast and other GC students will spend the first weekend of their spring break contributing to the start of the house building.

“I’m stoked to see the actual house go up,” said Fast. “We have been planning and fundraising for months now.”

The men of Miller 1 will be joining other volunteers to help raise the first walls of the new house.

CAC and Habitat for Humanity members encourage anyone who is interested in pounding nails and raising walls to come out and help this Saturday.