Local students helping build tiny homes for veterans

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SAVANNAH, Ga.  (WSAV) – Some Savannah High School students have joined in the battle to help fight homelessness in Chatham County.

They’re helping build dozens of tiny houses that will soon become homes for local veterans.

Carnell Johnson is a junior at Savannah High School.  He, along with four of his classmates are helping to build what will ultimately become a new way of life for dozens of homeless veterans across our community.

The contractor for the Tiny Houses Project gave News 3 an up-close look inside one of the houses.

There’s a kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave, granite counter tops, a bathroom with a shower.

The students learned some important skills while giving back to those who need it the most.

“It makes me feel great, other people probably are like… I don’t want to do it because it’s hot, but we got a whole bunch of volunteers come out here every Saturday and finish up everything.  They pick up trash and do everything, but it makes me feel great to do something for the homeless veterans,” says Johnson.

71 Tiny Houses will be built at the Cove at Dundee Street.

For more information about the Tiny House Project, visit here.

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