So this week I’ve been spending some time in Florida. The Jacksonville Home and Patio Show was a fun time, but I also got to meet some really talented and inspirational young people at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
On Monday I met with staff and Enactus students about teaming up on a building project that uses shipping containers to help the community and homeless. I was seriously impressed! The team at Flagler College is one of the Top 10 SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) teams in the world. They’re positive leaders, creative volunteers and really know the meaning of teamwork when it comes to helping others.
To get a better sense of what I mean, check out their goals.
Pretty awesome, right?
Jacksonville is a hub for shipping containers and a big portion of the approx. 800,000 containers that end up in the area each year just rot in yards. So the Flagler Enactus team decided to put them to good use and created the Containers for a Cause program where they recycle and rebuild containers into affordable housing.
So I thought the recent trend of redesigning shipping containers into small hotels or mobile homes was cool to begin with, but the Enactus students have made it even better. Keep it up Flagler Enactus team, and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!
For more pictures and information on the Flagler Enactus Containers for a Cause project, check out this HCD Connect article.
Photo Source: HCD Connect