Not everyone goes to Cabo and Key West on spring break. Here are some of the things that Eastern students are doing to give back and interact with the communities around them.
One of the main things that people are doing is participating with Habitat for Humanity International. HFHI is a Christian-based program that seeks to rid the world of poverty and homelessness. There are several Eastern students that are traveling down to Christiansburg, Va. While there, they will be doing basic construction and repair work on a house.
Another group of people, who are also going with Habitat for Humanity, are travelling down to Georgia for the week. While they are there, they will also be doing basic construction work on a house that is in disrepair.
A group of people are going on a journey down south to the Dominican Republic for the entirety of their spring break. They will spend their time building latrines and doing door-to-door ministry. It’s not going to be all work for them though. They also have plans to play with the kids there and run a Vacation Bible School.
Another group of people will be traveling to Ireland, spending their spring break in a more relaxing manner. They leave the day before spring break starts and will stay there the entire time. Led by Dr. Cherry and Dr. Boehlke, they will be seeing Dublin, Galway and Belfast in Northern Ireland, all beautiful cities. Students will also be seeing monuments such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the Cliffs of Mohr.
Last but definitely not least, there is a very small group of students going camping in Georgia. However, it is not just anywhere in Georgia. They’re actually going to be setting up camp on the beach on a primitive island just off the coast.