Tuesday, March 18, 2014

UIS students heading to D.C. for Alternative Spring Break

A group of students from UIS will be spending their spring break helping the homeless in our nation's capital.

The students will work at soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Washington, D.C.

A total of 25 students and two staff members are leaving early Sunday morning. Over the weeklong trip, they'll each work 40 hours helping those down on their luck.

Students themselves chose the location, helped recruit others, and raised money to make the trip possible.

"We go to a good university, we're getting a good education, but there are a lot of people across the country who aren't as fortunate," Alternative Spring Break Vice President David Sye said. "It's really important sometimes to take a step back and just help out other people."

The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 on March 14, 2014.

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