GCU students lend a hand in neighborhood near campus

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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PHOENIX -- Grand Canyon University student Kaylin Benett is helping homeowners through a new program called the Canyon Corridor Project. It’s a community outreach program which partners with Habitat for Humanity.

“We'll be repairing eight houses around the community near GCU,” Benett said.

And she's not doing it alone; there are about 200 students getting their hands dirty.

“This is huge for me, being a business management student," Bennett said. "Just being able to invest in the community and make a positive difference is something that I'll never be able to do elsewhere.”

Some of the work includes exterior painting, minor repairs, landscaping, plumbing replacement, electrical system upgrades and structure repairs.

When finished, the college kids will have helped 700 homeowners in the neighborhood just west of GCU's campus.