R House settles into its permanent neighborhood

by rcnewsblog on September 30, 2013


Crews transported Roanoke College’s R House by truck in late August from the College’s Olin Hall parking lot to the home’s permanent location on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke. A police escort also traveled with this Habitat for Humanity house that was crafted in its earliest stages by the hands of Roanoke students, faculty and staff.

Watch the house come together in the video above.

Construction for R House began in August at Roanoke, with upperclassmen students, faculty, staff and all 650 freshmen lending a hand during the College’s orientation for new students.

The house, which was built in four different sections, was pieced together like an over-sized puzzle with the help of heavy machinery and many volunteers.

This is the first year that both the first and second levels of the house were constructed on campus, and it was the first year that the home’s roof was built separately.

The next phase of construction now is underway on Patterson Avenue. Many Roanoke students continue to volunteer their time in the home building effort.

This is the 8th year that Roanoke has sponsored and helped to build a Habitat for Humanity house in the Roanoke Valley.

If you would like to know more about becoming involved with Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley, visit the organization’s website.

-By Kayla Fuller ’14

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