Healdsburg high and middle school students raised $2,500 to help cover the cost of roofs for two homes under construction by the non-profit group Habitat for Humanity.
Pat Sabo, a math teacher for the Healdsburg district, challenged the students to donate to help build the new homes.
The roofs recently went up with the help of a crew from Creative Roofing of Northern California. The company and crew have volunteered labor for the past seven homes that Habitat has built in the county, said Kathy Fong, the group’s executive director.
The local Habitat chapter in Sonoma County has built 10 homes and rehabilitated 18 more for needy families since 1984. The group also operates its ReStore, a unique thrift store in Santa Rosa that sells doors, windows and other recycled building items.
“We still need more donations from the community to complete the homes, and we are hoping that the example of the children will inspire adults to contribute funds to complete these two homes,” Fong wrote.
— Robert Digitale