Nashville, Tenn. students build micro home for homeless

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –The freshman class at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon built a micro home for the homeless as their class homecoming parade float.

The students will present it to the Green Street Church in downtown Nashville during their homecoming half time Friday.

“Everybody else’s is just going to get thrown in the trash somewhere, and we wanted to make it useful,” Kaylor Gaines told News 2.

Gaines had a hand in crafting the float that is actually a micro home.

“This is going to be a home for one or two individuals and that’s where they are going to live,” class sponsor and teacher Greg Armstrong explained.

The house is complete with a ceiling fan and electricity, and the class plans to write prayers inside along the walls for the new home owner.

“It’s really heartwarming to just be able to share God’s love with everybody,” said Freshman Perrie Grace Jones.

During half time the home will be donated to the homeless at Green Street Church.

“That somebody’s going to be able to live in it and actually be able to use it more than just as a display is kind of heartwarming,” said Gaines.

“It’s nice when the kids get behind something that’s not about them, it’s about giving and helping someone else,” said Armstrong.

Sure the kids still hope to take home bragging rights as best float, but this class of 2019 cares more about making their homecoming an opportunity for someone else to come home.

“There’s a small part that we want to win, but it’s more about giving back to the people who need it,” expressed Gaines.

The class tells us they hope to set an example for other schools.

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