KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — With hammers, saws, drills, and determination, carpentry students at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis are building structures for homeless veterans.

It's for a program called Knight Haven, which teams up vets with horses to relearn life skills and to heal from PTSD.

"We have all the recourses here to help that problem little by little," said Makenzie Davis, who came up with the idea of helping homeless veterans months ago. "Because they have done everything to help us and our country."

With help from sponsors, the structures are assembled in a few days time and will be dedicated on the Rowan County Farm that hosts the program. 

Students told NBC Charlotte they are learning more than how to build these structures. They are learning to build community.

"It makes me feel good because you know they did so much for us to protect this country. So we just want to give back to them," said Edwin Castro. "It is a good thing to do for the community as well."

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