Ninety-One Students to Embark on Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trips

Posted on March 20th, 2009 by

Gustavus students have a long tradition of participating in Habitat for Humanity trips during the College’s Spring Break.

Gustavus students have a long tradition of participating in Habitat for Humanity trips during the College’s Spring Break.

Ninety-one students from Gustavus Adolphus College will travel to three different locations to participate in a Habitat for Humanity work trip during the College’s Spring Break, March 21-29.

Thirty-six students will travel to Corpus Christi, Texas, 30 students will travel to Beaumont, Texas, and 25 students will travel to Pensacola, Fla. Participants will assist with the construction of houses including framing, sheet rocking, mudding and taping, painting, shingling, and siding.

“One of Gustavus’s core values is service, and working with Habitat for Humanity through its Collegiate Challenge program allows students to live out this core value on a national level over spring break,” said Dave Newell, program director of the Gustavus Community Service Center. “Many Gustavus students participate in service locally, and the service they provide during spring break allows them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people outside of St. Peter.”

Gustavus senior Stephanie Conroy is going to the Corpus Christi location and is looking forward to serving that community.”It is a chance to help out others who are in need,” said Conroy. “It will be great to share this experience with a group of fun and wonderful people who are wanting to be on the trip for the same reasons.”

For more information about spring break Habitat for Humanity trips at Gustavus, contact the Community Service Center at 507-933-6060.

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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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