CAED Students Raise Funds to Build a Clothing Center
The Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design Construction Management Student Organization was approached by the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center to help build a shelter over the back entrance of their building in Ravenna, Ohio. The Portage County Clothing Center provides gently used clothing and other household items to families and individuals in need, free of charge.
The CAED Construction Management Student Organization teamed up with Julie Brandle and Elizabeth Eaken of Metis Construction to help take on the project. The students we able to raise $4000 of the $5000 needed for the project, with the AGC Akron Division donating the remaining $1000.
With help from faculty advisor, Joe Karpinski, and Metis Construction, the team of Construction Management students were able to finish most of the labor in April. Karpinski enlisted the help of some Kent State faculty and alumni to finish the structure in May. Throughout the duration of the project, 20 different students participated for at least four hours or more.
We are thankful to have built relationships with local companies and friends of the college in order to serve and give back to the greater Kent State community.