Students: Tinbit Alemayehu, Nicole Boodoo, Katherine Brown, Herman Chenwi, Amanda Mazer, Sarah Rahman, and Jacob Reinhard
Advisors: Brittany Budden and Kathie Martin
For the Center for Service Learning's 2014 Alternative Spring Break, students traveled to Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey to assist Habitat for Humanity with building and renovating homes affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For 20 years, Coastal Habitat for Humanity of New Jersey has served families, seniors, and veterans in 18 Souther Monmouth County citites and towns in need of safe, decent housing. With the support of generous volunteers, the organization has expanded its mission to include a long-term committment to repair, rebuild and restore communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy. While in New Jersey, the group spent time working on three different homes. Their first day was spent doing finishing work on two homes in preparation for the families to move back in later in the month. The rest of the week was spent constructing the frame and supporting structure for the entire first floor of a brand new home for a single mother and her son whose previous home was completely destroyed by the storm.
The 2014 spring break trip was an awesome experience. Our thanks to the dedicated students and advisors who participated!