Texas Students Repair Hurricane-Damaged Roof

Filed in Disaster Response, NAHB Cares, Student Chapters by on October 23, 2017 1 Comment

UTSA Construction Science and Management senior Shane McCaffrey on the jobsite.

While Houston, Texas was hit particularly hard by Hurricane Harvey in August, other communities across the state have also struggled to clean up and rebuild, and small towns in coastal Texas are still in need of major assistance.

When members of the NAHB student chapter of the University of Texas at San Antonio learned about one particular Aransas Pass family in need, they decided to put their construction knowledge and labor to work.

Over the weekends of Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 14-15, the Construction Science and Management student chapter members banded together to complete a roof replacement. The home owners had no home insurance and are housing their adult son and his family, whose own house was destroyed by the hurricane. The family was overwhelmed by their generosity.

sign Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA) members Southern Shingles, TAMKO, and Bondoc Roofing together donated nearly $4,000 in materials for the project.

GSABA member Seven13 Signs & Graphics donated yard signage to proudly advertise the project as a student-led charitable effort.

“Activities like the Construction Students Harvey Rebuild Project are possible because of the close working relationship between the UTSA Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning and GSABA. Construction students embrace the importance of community engagement, which makes our students better citizens and better future professionals,” UTSA Construction Science Department Chair Tulio Sulbaran said.



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  1. Bobby Douglass says:

    GREAT work by some GREAT kids – #RestoresFaithInHumanity Thumbs up to Shane and all his co-workers 🙂

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