Gustavus Students Volunteer 04 Apr 12

Gustavus Students VolunteerNearly a hundred Gustavus Adolphus College students are spending their Spring Break this week helping out Habitat for Humanity chapters across the country. A total of 40 Gustavus students are in Laredo, Texas, 27 headed to Pensacola, Florida, and 27 students are in Maryville, Tennessee. Gustavus staff members accompanied the students as well. The type of work being done by Gustavus students varies by trip, but home construction tasks such as roofing, putting up sheetrock, painting, framing, and installing windows. Participating students are expected to gain understanding of how affordable housing affects families in poverty and the importance of working with communities to provide service. Several students are blogging about their experiences as well. Those blogs can be found at www.habitat.blog.gustavus.edu.