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Student Volunteers to Aid Church Group’s Rebuilding of Haiti

Five Penn College students will be among the volunteers on a Spring Break church trip to help earthquake-stricken Haitians in desperate need of housing. Benaiah K. Tucci, of Ligonier; Anthony P. Grubbs, of Irwin; Zachary D. Zukauckas, of Newville; Brian J. Applebaum, of Huntingdon Valley; and Matthew A. Miller, of Elliottsburg; are traveling to Haiti to help longtime missionary friends of the Living Hope Church near Latrobe. Miller is a graphic design major; the other four are enrolled in various majors within the college’s School of Construction and Design Technologies. Using skills attained during their college education, the students’ goal is to build as many shelters as they can in seven days. “We will be taking with us all of our own tools, supplies and equipment,” Tucci said, “as well as about 500 pounds of food (that) we will leave for the Haitian people when we return.” For more information, contact Tucciby e-mail .

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