College Kids Give Back, Help Build Homes On Spring Break

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

For many college students, spring break is about basking in the sun, going for a dip, and of course doing a little partying.

But that's not the case for about 2 dozen college students from our state and Virginia.

The 31 students from High Point University and William and Mary, are in Newport for the week, helping to construct a Habitat for Humanity home.

When they arrived, the home was merely a concrete foundation.

Now its taking shape, thanks to their hard work and efforts.

Many of the college students say giving back and helping the community means more than taking a relaxing vacation.

This is the 13th year, the Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, has had area colleges students down to help build habitat homes


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 12, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    The students did this in good faith. corruption is not part of the program. Yes, I'm sure there will be corruption as long as there people working the system. That takes nothing away from the students.
  • by ben Location: havelock on Mar 12, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    College students will enjoy this, I did. I helped build 5, the last being on Hwy 101. I drive by this one every day. After seeing the owners (welfare and food stamp recipients), park their Cadillac and Mercedes in the driveway, I have lost my appetite to help again. I have seen only one in five that deserved a home. Corruption maybe?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 12, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    "Ain't it amazin" just when we think teens are about drugs and gangs here comes a group that makes a difference. Way to go students.
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