Students Help Renovate Home for Vietnam Veteran

Dave Zimmerman, Cody Brooks, Donette Williams, Jada Manggrum

WMU-Cooley Federal Student Bar Association members were led by Habitat for Humanity site supervisor Dave Zimmerman on Oct. 1 to help renovate a Grand Rapids Vietnam Veteran’s home. Pictured with Zimmerman (back) are students (left-right) Cody Brooks, Donette Williams, and Jada Manggrum.

Federal Student Bar Association members from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus recently volunteered to help remodel a local Vietnam veteran’s home.

Students Cody Brooks, Donette Williams, and Jada Manggrum were part of a crew that worked on the Grand Rapids Northeast-area home through a program sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot, which helps local veterans in need of home renovations. 

“The day was a truly gratifying experience,” said Manggrum. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot to help make this veteran’s home a safer place to live.”


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