Va. Tech Students Repairing ENC Home During Spring Break

Several Virginia Tech Hokies are spending their spring break in Eastern Carolina helping to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Irene.

The students started Tuesday in the Hyde County town of Swan Quarter today.

The students are a part of the Wesley Foundation -- which is a campus ministry for the United Methodist faith.

The demolition of a home in Swan Quarter will make way for a new home that will be built. Home owner Jason Burleson says it's an experience he'll never forget. "Its one of the most humbling experiences, seeing these guys, when I was standing in the yard yesterday they got here and seeing all these vehicles pull in--it was the most humbling experience in my life."

Burleson says that the new home will be funded by the United Methodist church.

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  • by Don Location: Salem, Va. on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:00 PM
    What a special group of young people. We in Va. are so proud of them for their ministry and hard work.
  • by Shortloaf Location: Eastern Hyde on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    This is a wonderful program that comes where ever there is a need through our churches and colleges and other organizations. A group helped my parents after Floyd in '99, they became special to us. There are still a humongus amount of young good with good hearts and willingness to step in given the opportunity.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 02:54 AM
    Glad they can help, guess our ENC youth out somewhere bouncing balls.
  • by ed on Mar 6, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    Stories like this warm my heart. Only proves there are still good kids in this world, we just don't hear about the positive enough.
  • by Grumpy Location: G'Vegas on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:50 PM
    Hokies Rock! Great School, Great Rivals.
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      by Don on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:52 PM in reply to Grumpy
      What a super group of young people We in Salem, Va.are so proud to have them as a working and spiritual element of this area.

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