Another homeless military veteran will soon be off the streets thanks to some kind and talented high school students in Texas.
The students at Kingwood Park High School in Houston recently unveiled their second tiny home they have built for a homeless vet.READ MORE: Torrance Woman Arrested In Mistaken ID Revenge Murder Of NorCal Rapper
“I’ve been working on this house for two years,” KPHS senior C.J. Schoettlin told CBS affiliate KHOU.
It’s only 209-square-feet, but students were able to fit all the essentials: a bed, dining table and chairs and cabinets.
“We hope to make these for years to come,” said senior Parker Ryan.
The tiny house is the second built by the architecture and engineering students at KPHS.
The tiny homes are little more than 209-square-feet but have all the essentials. https://t.co/7SSvzXBNFt
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“Being able to pick up a veteran off the street and give him a home to live in and grow is just amazing to me,” Ryan said.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Edward Rodriguez, who had a stroke two years ago, was given the student’s first home last year after getting in touch with Students Helping Veterans.
“[The stroke] totally upended my life,” Rodriguez said. “I lost my house, my job and found myself in need. I’d always been independent, a Marine, the hero, do things by myself, and then I found myself humbled, so to speak.”
The students say it is a lot of hard work and not much fun on days when it’s cold or raining. But getting to see their project finally finished and given to someone who really deserves it makes it worth it.
“At the end of the day we are just kids trying to give back” Schoettlin said.MORE NEWS: UCLA Basketball Star Johnny Juzang Declares For NBA Draft, But Intends To Retain Collegiate Eligibility
The new home will be donated to a veteran and moved to the Langetree Retreat and Ecocenter in nearby Liberty.