Gustavus Students Participate in Spring Break Work Trips

Posted on March 30th, 2004 by

Each year during spring break, many Gustavus Adolphus College students participate in the college’s service-oriented Spring Break Work Trips. In 2004, for the 15th annual event, volunteers will travel to Fort Smith, Ark.; Greeley, Colo.; Jacksonville and Naples, Fla.; Meridian, Miss.; Los Lunas, N.M.; Washington, Pa.; and San Antonio, Texas. Between eight and twenty volunteers will go on each of the student-lead trips.

According to Gustavus student and previous work trip volunteer Emily Wenzel, “On my trip to North Carolina, I learned invaluable lessons about the importance of serving our neighbors in need, and saw firsthand their appreciation. The sense of accomplishment and pride, not to mention the practical skills, that I gained from this experience will last a lifetime.”

The student volunteers will work with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, Christian housing ministry whose goal is to eliminate poverty and homelessness worldwide by building or renovating houses that are sold under interest-free mortgages. One trip will focus on building one house from start to finish, while the other trips will work on various portions of several houses. Gustavus has sponsored Habitat for Humanity spring break projects since 1990.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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