Seven Locust Valley students help paint new home

Seven Locust Valley High School students recently helped paint the interior of a new home in the community as part of Habitat for Humanity.

Students learned about the application process and work that goes into building, furnishing and customizing a new home. The seven volunteers then spent the day painting the entire interior of the home. After painting the walls, ceiling and adding trim where needed, the student volunteers and their adviser Farrah Tringas stopped to enjoy pizza and discuss how they got involved in the project.

“Everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed giving back to the community,” Tringas said. “We look forward to the next build.”

The students have a fundraising goal of $400 for another building project that they hope to hit while selling t-shirts, magnets, keychains and handmade baskets at the Locust Valley Central School District’s International Night on March 6.