McKenzie High School students are helping out their neighbors and getting a lesson in construction at the same time.
Students, educators and construction companies are coming together throughout the month to build sheds for victims of the Holiday Farm Fire.
“Sheds are the first things that need to go up after the property is ready to go. The sheds are a place for people to put their tools and to lock up their stuff as they rebuild their homes,” said Lee Kounovsky, who teaches construction-related courses at several area schools.
This past weekend, McKenzie students partnered with Sheds of Hope, Lane Education Service District and Northwest Youth Corps to build replacement sheds for those who lost a structure.
Kounovsky said it’s a good opportunity for students to learn new skills and help out in their own community.
“They’ll be getting mathematic skills through measurements and squaring things up. They're going to be building construction skills.