JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 3, 2015) – Members of the ETSU football team spent time assisting with Habitat for Humanity this past Monday and Tuesday.
A handful a football players worked on one of the homes here in Johnson City as the Bucs helped put up two major walls, drywall, and did some insulation work in the basement.
Having the two groups head over on Monday and Tuesday provided great support to the crew working on house.
“The guys were a huge help for us over the last two days,” said Art Pierce, Executive Director of Holston Habitat for Humanity. “They helped us do some heavy lifting to get the walls and trestles put up. The combination of having them work with our older crew helped get a lot accomplished. The guys had a great attitude and were a real godsend.”
Volunteering to work on the house meant a lot for local product and defensive lineman Colt Jenkins (Jonesborough, Tenn.), as well as the entire group involved.
“This was really good for us to get out and help the community,” said Jenkins. “It means a lot to represent ETSU and give back to my hometown. It was a humbling experience and means a lot to me personally.”
“One of Coach Torbush’s main goals is to get our players involved within our community,” said ETSU Director of Football Operations Lee Morrow. “This type of involvement is of the highest order for our program.”
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics takes pride in its community service activities and strives for 100 percent participation from its student-athletes, coaches and administrators throughout the year.
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