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After hurricane hits, Monty Tech students help rebuild homes in Texas


FITCHBURG -- Six months after Hurricane Harvey swept through Wharton, Texas, leaving destruction in its wake, a small ranch-style home in the town shared by a family of six remained in disrepair. The deck was caving in. The studs were rotted. The water ...


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FITCHBURG -- Six months after Hurricane Harvey swept through Wharton, Texas, leaving destruction in its wake, a small ranch-style home in the town shared by a family of six remained in disrepair The deck was caving inThe studs were rottedThe water damage was extensive, from the floors to the walls This home and 14 others were repaired by 56 students from the Monty Tech Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and 15 chaperones during a week-long trip over Feburary break "We put the family in a hotel 45 minutes away," said Tony Lore, a senior and the cadets' commanding officer"We completely restored the houseFlooring, wall, drywall, plumbing, electrical, siding. Monty Tech students Rachel Patricks, left, and Kelsey Robillard repair a home in Wharton, Texas, during the recent school break COURTESY PHOTO / MONTY TECH Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site " Work on the "reveal house" took three long days, with the Monty Tech students sometimes starting at 7 a.mand not hanging up their hardhats until 10 p.mWhen the family -- a cotton mill employee and a substitute teacher with three children under 6 and another adult family member -- returned, the home was transformed "I think the reveal made it worth it," said Jordin LeBouf, a junior studying health occupation"Seeing the family and being able to get the kids new toys and clothes." Bryan Sweeney, a sophmore in Monty Tech's electrical program, struggled to find the words to describe the family's reaction "The faces of that family," he said, "I will never forget it.Advertisement

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