On October 29, the Provo Chapter of National Honor Society, along with members of other
organizations, had the privilege of cooperating with the American Legion in building a home for
a homeless veteran. Students were very involved and engaged throughout the process and had
the opportunity to work alongside the veteran. NHS volunteers learned valuable lessons and
skills that apply to one’s daily life including hard work and teamwork. They learned how to use
various work tools such as a nail gun, a drill, and even learned how to read a blueprint as they
assembled all the products provided by the American Legion.
It was an overwhelming experience because we knew that this home was going to greatly
benefit this veteran and we understood his needs. The knowledge that he was going to have a
safe and warm home built by us is what provoked our enthusiasm, motivation, and drive to keep
working for as long as possible. Overall, the students greatly enjoyed the experience because it
was unique and humbling experience that they might not get the privilege of performing again. It
feels great to say that we helped build a refuge for this veteran. Not only that, but he is now
working and he has a better and improved lifestyle than the one he had previously.
We will have the honor of participating in the open house presentation on November 16th at the
County Court House. In this exhibition, we will have our own table and will be talking about the
participation that we had in this heart-warming experience as the Provo Chapter of the National
Honors Society. Along with this, we are trying to raise funds to purchase a Solar Generator that
we will get at the wholesale price of $4,800 from a local company for the veteran to have energy
and electricity throughout the year. Please donate to help us raise funds to help the veteran in
need by going to .
Article by: Jorge Garcia