MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Students and faculty of James Rumsey Technical Institute were honored last month for their work in building tiny homes for victims of the June 2016 flood.

Representatives of the school were presented with the Donald R. Myers Humanitarian Award during the Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia on March 20.

Members were honored for their collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in creating fully-equipped homes to provide tiny homes for families in need.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our students who gave so much of their time and effort to help their neighbors in need,” said Steven Paine, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, in a release.

James Rumsey Technical Institute students and faculty built one home as part of the Tiny Homes project. They have already completed a second home and are working on building two more.

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