UNION BEACH - A group of students have taken on the reconstruction of a classmate's Union Beach home damaged by Sandy.

Twenty students from Collier High School in Wickatunk have pitched in to help Julia Christiano and her uncle remove debris, rip out walls and rebuild each room in the home.

The students say their help will get Julia and her uncle back into their home much sooner.

The home is expected to be completed in a few weeks.