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Nov 09
HVAC students contribute to Habitat House

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Zach Karre, of North Platte, cinches down a band tie on a takeoff in a Habitat for Humanity house Wednesday.

Students in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at North Platte Community College had the opportunity to give back to the community while gaining real-world experience this week. 

They spent Tuesday and Wednesday installing ductwork in a North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity house. 

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Jaret Matson, of McCook, connects flex duct to a supply register boot.

The house is located on West Third Street in North Platte. Once finished, it will provide a safe and affordable home for a low-income family. 

Habitat's goal is to provide a hand up, rather than a hand out to those seeking a decent home of their own. The houses the organization builds are constructed with volunteer labor and sold to qualified families through no profit, no interest loans.

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Kiffen Cook, of Elsie, works on seal taping joints on ductwork.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​