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Giving Tuesday: Non-Profit Invites Public to Bless Home Built by Students

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SALISBURY, Md.- It is Global Giving Tuesday and the Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services is inviting the public to Parkside High School to bless a home that is being built by students.

A few weeks ago, WBOC visited Parkside High School to see a home that is being built by seniors in the Career Technology and Education Program (CTE). A lot has changed since then. The home is now enclosed and has a roof. You can also see where each room is located.

The program's supervisor, Bryan Ashby, gave Alison Pulcher a tour early Tuesday morning. Pulcher is a specialist with the Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, a non-profit that helps low to moderate income families become homeowners.

Pulcher was amazed at the work.

"I cannot believe that high school kids built this house; it's incredible," said Pulcher, who was overwhelmed with excitement.

She is very proud of the students who are building the home for a local family. She said the home will be put on the market for sale when it is finished. SNHS helps families with unique funding opportunities. CTE has partnered with the organization for years. But, this Giving Tuesday, a global day that celebrates generosity and encourages philanthropy, the non-profit is doing something different, they are inviting the community to bless the home.

"We decided that a great way to incorporate the community was to have them wish blessings and goodwill on the new owner of this home," said Pulcher.

People will be encouraged to write meaningful messages on a 14-foot-long rafter that will be preserved in the attic, a thoughtful treasure that will last forever. The event will take place between noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday at Parkside High School on Beaglin Park Drive.

If you are unable to make it out, but would still like to leave a wish, Pulcher urges people to call the non-profit.

"This is something that anytime they [the family] go in the attic, maybe for holiday decorations or to get that box, in the future, they're going to be able to look at it[rafter] and know that the community was in support of this project," Ashby said.

The home will be finished in the spring and moved to a lot on Tangier Street in Salisbury.

In addition to signing the rafter today, the organization will raise awareness about its mission. Pulcher said the non-profit is seeking donations to help with more community projects.

You can visit their website to donate, or their giving campaign website here

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