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UVa Darden Students Work to Build Goodness in Community

By: Frankie Jupiter Email
By: Frankie Jupiter Email

April 5, 2011

Students from the University of Virginia's Darden Business School are working with the Building Goodness Foundation to improve homes in the area for those who unable to make repairs themselves. The home rehab project is organized by the foundation and many of the projects are being managed by Darden students.

"We all come out to spend the day improving the house and making home improvements in order to improve the living conditions of the house," said Robert Murphy, a UVa student. The improvements made are those that residents may not be able to afford and without the necessary improvements many of the conditions could cause health problems if they are not taken care of.

On Tuesday, the group worked on the Charlottesville home of an Associate Minister at the Holy Temple Church of God and Christ. Repairs were made to the floor, window, cabinets and the kitchen sink in the home of Ralph Brown Sr. Brown said the home repair meant a lot to him, since his father was the one who built the home.

"I'm excited needless to say, I feel positive about living in the property that my dad originally built," said Brown.

On Saturday, the Building Goodness in April's Build Day will take place. On that day, 16 homes within Charlottesville and Albemarle County will be worked on.


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