Students to Spend Alternative Spring Break Helping Others

March 12, 2004

Eight Weber State University students will spend spring break helping Habitat for Humanity build houses in Spokane, Wash.

On March 15, the students will travel by bus from Ogden to Spokane. In addition to constructing homes, the students plan to spend one evening feeding the homeless by volunteering at the community food pantry.

Each volunteer paid $100 to spend the week working on the project. The students will return on March 20.

In past years WSU students have traveled to Ventura, Calif., and Portland, Ore., for spring break to perform similar community service projects.

Community service program coordinator Kari Petersen said WSU students have spent more than 1200 hours this semester working with Habitat for Humanity chapters in Utah. WSU’s spring break is March 15-19.

Contact:
Kari Petersencommunity service programs coordinator
801-626-6890 · kpetersen3@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu