Alternative Spring Breaks 2012

Celebrating its 25th year at SMU, Alternative Breaks is taking more than 90 students to nine sites during spring break 2012 to perform community service: Atlanta; Boston; Crawfordville, Florida; Denver; Los Angeles; New York; Taos, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; and Quito, Ecuador.

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Supporting Habitat in Denver

An update from Thomas, a first-year physics and math major who participated in the trip to Denver, where students worked with Habitat for Humanity:

Alternative Break in Denver was a blast. We worked with Habitat for Humanity’s “ReStore” resale outlets for three days at two different sites.

We spent a majority of the time making the ReStores more accessible for shoppers. Also, some of us built things out of scraps for the ReStores to sell on Earth Day.

On the last day, we helped with a build. We were split into two groups. One group worked outside putting up boards for the side of the house. The other group spent most of the time indoors putting up insulation inside the garage in order to make the house warmer for the owner.

Overall, I had a blast spending my spring break working with Habitat and also with my awesome group-mates!

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