Habitat for Humanity to take trip to Mississippi


Photo courtesy of Office of Student Engagement

Students gather during the charity trip last year.

Grace Koehne, Reporter

Members of the AACC chapter of Habitat for Humanity will volunteer during spring break building houses for families in need in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Ten AACC students will be able to make the trip from March 13 to 19.  The volunteers must be AACC students in good academic standing.

The cost of the trip is $200, including airfare, transportation, housing, meals and activities.

“A flight to anywhere in the country can easily be more than $200, so I think $200 for the whole trip is a pretty good deal,” Fabiola Navichoque, an AACC student, said.

Students who attended can register on The Nest at nest.aacc.edu until all spots have been filled.

Students who volunteered last year in a community near Seattle said it changed their lives and made them appreciate what they have.

“The downfall of AACC is that it can be hard to make friends because there isn’t much campus life, but through Habitat for Humanity I’ve met so many people and made great friendships,” said Emily Dreszer, who went on last year’s Habitat trip and is leading this spring’s event.

Students who are unable to make the trip, can donate materials to Habitat ReStore. Locations can be found online at www.habitat.org/restore.