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Penn College Students to Volunteer With ‘Habitat’ Over Spring Break

While many college students might choose to spend their Spring Break in the fun and sun of a tropical paradise, nine Pennsylvania College of Technology students will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Marion, S.C., during the week of March 7.

“I think it is amazing that students are taking their break from classes to spend time on such a commendable project,” said Sara R. Hillis, assistant director of student activities for student services and involvement. “We have students that have participated over winter breaks with Habitat and students traveling to Haiti. It speaks volumes about the quality of students at Penn College to see their participation in such worthy causes.”

The youth volunteers are participants in Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program.

Students participating in the trip to help a family in need of a simple, decent and affordable home are: Thomas A. Dempsey Jr., Bloomingburg, N.Y., HVAC technology; Alesha S. Frazier, Tipton, information technology: web and applications development concentration; Justin G. Jacobeen, Hummelstown, pre-physician assistant; Lee D. Michels, Mason Neck, Va., construction management; Thornton H. Redman, Williamsport, pre-applied health studies: cardiovascular technology; Amanda E. Reedy, Burnham, electrical technology; Sarah R. Shott, Tresckow, information technology: web and applications development concentration; Ashley N. Stoltzfus, Bernville, civil engineering technology; and Collin A. Zimmerman, Lancaster, information technology: web and applications development concentration.

From February to April, Collegiate Challenge participants from across the country will volunteer in 200 locations. During the past 21 years of the program, more than 168,000 student participants have volunteered with Habitat during school breaks.

“Students have a number of options to consider for their school breaks, and we are so grateful for their interest in volunteering their time with Habitat,” said Desiree Adaway, Habitat for Humanity senior director of volunteer mobilization. “Their efforts will help provide homes for so many families in communities across the country.”

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