SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - After Hurricane Michael, it was back to the drawing board for some Bay County residents overcoming the damage.
Jason Rodgers, the Construction Academy teacher at Rutherford High School, said, "I had a lot of damage at my house, like most people in this side of the county, and I need a place to put my stuff."
Rutherford High School's Construction Academy got creative.
"I thought, 'Well, if we're going to do projects in the class, we need to do something that is in need,'" Rodgers said.
While the hurricane left people with a stack of needs, students are looking to fill a need, by building sheds.
"I think people who have a lot of damage in their homes, having a place to put their stuff is important," Rodgers said.
Not even Rutherford High School's Construction Academy was safe from Hurricane Michael. In fact, the construction academy is now under construction.
Rodgers said, "My kids aren't far enough along in their process to actually have done the repairs themselves."
Coincidentally, the only letter the storm knocked off the academy's exterior sigh was 'M,' as in Michael.
However, the damage goes under the surface.
"Because of the water coming through, we had a lot of water damage on the inside," Rodgers explained.
Despite the damage, students like Seth Mucelli are combining compassion with a passion.
"I am someone that enjoys helping others a lot," Mucelli said.
As the academy is helping others, the goal is to sell 8' by 10' sheds to hurricane survivors in need.
If you would like to buy one, contact Rutherford High School. They're being sold for $1,500.