Friday, March 9, 2012

UIS students take Alternative Spring Break

While a lot of college kids are packing up for the beach, twenty one University of Illinois Springfield students are packing for a different reason. They're heading to New Orleans Sunday, but they won't be partying.

They'll rebuild homes and gardens for families who lost everything during Hurricane Katrina. To these students, it's the chance of a lifetime.

The Alternative Spring Break trip is a student effort. The group chose the location and raised funds.

The trip was featured by WCIA-TV in an March 8, 2012, report.

Watch the story online