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FISHER STUDENTS FOREGO WARM BEACHES FOR VOLUNTEERING

Posted On: 3/1/2018 5:00 PM

Habitat for Humanity’s Alternative Spring Break Heads to Pennsylvania

(March 1, 2018)BOSTON, MA: For the ninth year in a row, Fisher College students will take part in the Alternative Spring Break program. Thirteen students are traveling to Waynesburg, Pennsylvania March 4 - March 10, to work with the Greene County Habitat for Humanity. Among those students, four are veteran Alternative Spring Break attendees, who have participated in 2017 and two students since 2015.

Fisher College Librarian and Alternative Spring Break Advisor Josh McKain says, “We all come back tired, But we come back with a great feeling that we have helped those who are less fortunate, all while seeing a different part of our country.”

Past Alternative Spring Break locations included Tampa, Florida; Macon, Georgia; El Paso, Texas; New Bern, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; Biloxi, Mississippi; Palm Bay, Florida; and Cleveland, Ohio. A typical work day runs from 8:30am-3:30pm, where students shingle roofs, paint houses, wire homes, haul brush, hang doors, and dig ditches. Though the work is physically demanding, students return with great memories, a sense of accomplishment, and a rewarding feeling knowing they helped make a difference.

 

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