Many college students escape to warmer weather for Spring Break, but one group drove down from Pennsylvania to help build a home for a complete stranger.
Student Reggie Coleman said, "People gave to me when I was younger. So I would love to give back to others all over the world. This feels really good."
Coleman and other Kutztown University students are in Eastern Carolina as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge Program.
Student Emily Curley said, "I never really did anything for Spring Break before. I always just sat at home. One of my roommates said she did an alternative Spring Break last year and she had a really great time, so I signed up to do it this year."
The students are working on a home on Walt Bellamy Drive in New Bern. While they might not go back to school with a suntan, they will go back with a rewarding experience under their tool belts.
Curley said, "It feels really good. I feel like I'm doing something important and that's what I wanted to do with my Spring Break."
Habitat for Humanity said it takes 4-6 months to finish a home. A family has been chosen for this particular home, but their name has not been announced.