From hammers and nails to a whole lot more, students from the West Ada School District's Career Technical Education Program are hard at work with Wish Granters to help a Nampa man who is fighting cancer. The students spent Saturday building an awning for the man and his wife after their old one was damaged by last year's winter snow storms.
“They were already working by 9 am and that's right after the snowfall and so they're out here in the cold weather giving it their all,” said Rachel Hranac of Wish Granters.
The students are part of the group called “Skills USA” and did all the work, not for extra credit or a grade, but to help out and give back. Many of them hope to one day have a career in the booming business of construction, a field that is seeing a large gap in workers.
“It gives people a chance to do something besides sitting in a class all day, so they can actually work with their hands and hopefully get a job and fill that gap,” explained Rocky Mountain High School Student, Matthew Taylor.
For Wish Granters, teaming up with students who like to work with their hands is a perfect match. Home Depot in Meridian donated all the supplies the students needed to get the job done. Keith who put in the call for help says he is thankful for the students and Wish Granters for making his wish come true.
“Words can't be said you know, there are no words they're just an amazing bunch of kids,” said Keith Burnett.
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