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Welding students pitch in for disabled Wilsonian

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The Wilson Housing Authority and the students of Keith Hobgood’s Wilson Community College welding class have teamed up to construct metal railings for a ramp for a disabled resident in the housing authority’s Forrest Road Homes area.

The housing authority supplied the materials and went to Hobgood to see if it could get his student’s help in constructing the metal railings.

“This was an opportunity to build a partnership with the community college and bring the community together to help someone in need,” said Troy Davis, development director for the Wilson Housing Authority.

“This isn’t just a class project,” Davis said, “but it is something that they can ride by and see and know that they helped someone by building it.”

The housing authority will paint the rails and then install them at the unit of the longtime public housing resident.

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