Class Act: Students walk length of Cape Cod in fundraiser to build homes for poor

BOSTON (WHDH) - Eleven seniors at Covenant Christian Academy in Peabody walked the entire length of Cape Cod in a fundraiser to build homes for the poor.

The seniors raised over $3,000 for Habitat for Humanity, an organization where volunteers construct houses for those in poverty.

The group walked 70 miles across Cape Cod from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown.

“It seemed like this huge, impossible thing,” said student Mikey Gergely.

But the students said the cause pushed them forward.

“Everytime we got tired, that’s kind of what you started thinking about. You had to remember why you’re there,” said student Emma Schell. “It was more challenging than I thought it would be.”

After six days, the group made it to Provincetown.

“We got to the end and we were like, ‘Yes! Finally!'” Gergely said.

The students used the donated funds themselves to help reconstruct a home in Roslindale.

Lark Palermo, with Habitat for Humanity in Great Boston, had high praises for the students.

“This group of students is amazing,” Palermo said. “They really wanted their money to go to a place where it could make a difference. And now, they’re actually here building the house.”

Students said they made many memories on their journey, while helping those in need.

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