The Kam family received a very well deserved and long overdue Christmas present this year – a home.  With the help of Habitat for Humanity Leeward, Henry and Florita Kam received the keys to their new home in Waimanalo on December 18 at a special key turning ceremony along with five other Hawaiian families.  These Hawaiian Homeland recipients broke ground last year and with the help of Habitat for Humanity and student volunteers from Honolulu CC’s Carpentry Technology program.  A lot of sweat equity went into the completion of the Kam’s 1,250 sq ft home.

“It was so rewarding for the students to apply their acquired knowledge from the classroom into a meaningful, hands-on project such as this one,” shares Dean Crowell, Assistant Professor of the Carpentry program. The students shared a strong sense of ownership towards the craftsmanship of the home.  The Kam family is forever grateful to the many volunteers who put in countless hours to turn their dream of home ownership into a reality.


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