FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar 3, 2010 #022
Contact: Laura Byerley
UMKC student group plans to rebuild New Orleans-area houses during spring breakWhile college students from across the country will spend their spring break vacations lounging on a beach, a group of University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) students and two staff coordinators will continue working. Between March 26 and April 3, the UMKC Alternative Spring Break organization will travel to Mandeville, La. to build houses through Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program.
The UMKC Alternative Spring Break organization is dedicated to offering students opportunities to explore social, cultural, economic and political issues during their academic breaks in the spring. Students are responsible for planning, developing and fundraising for the trip.
In 2009, 16 UMKC students and two staff coordinators traveled to Laredo, Texas to build eight homes. To view a slideshow of last year's trip, follow this link.
To learn more about volunteering with the UMKC Alternative Spring Break organization, contact Stephen Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 235-1084.
This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).