Jackson County students building sheds for flood victims

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Posted at 6:15 AM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-26 08:44:49-04

MCKEE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Students at the Jackson County Area Technology Center are learning why it’s so important to lend a helping hand.

They are helping to build sheds for people impacted by floods in Eastern Kentucky in their classes.

The idea came about after Marvin Wilder, a teacher at the school, was helping flood victims and came across a family living underneath a tarp.

“Everything had washed away, they didn't have anything,” Wilder said. “It was sad.”

Putting the devastation into context for his students, he explained that it could have happened to any of them, including him.

Everyone agreed that to help, they would make sure they build something for people so they would have a place to put their belongings for the many people living in tents. For legal reasons, they are unable to call what they are building a home.

A GoFundMe was launched, follow the link to donate.