CU students to spend spring break helping others

Clemson students are about to embark for spring break, but many of them will not relax. They are going to help others in need. More than 235 students from several organizations are taking part next week in some kind of service trip. The Alternate Break Program is sending 20 students to Biloxi, Mississippi to work on projects for erosion prevention and dune restoration, as well as working with homeless shelters in the community. Students Helping Honduras is a student organization that is sending 81 students on a trip to that Central American country. They’ll help build a middle school. The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children is sending 12 Clemson students to the Dominican Republic and 15 to Nicaragua. CONNECTIONS, a minority mentoring program housed in the Gantt Center for Student Life, is sending 11 undergraduate students and three graduate students to the Domincan to build a home for a family. Clemson Wesley is sending 30 students to West Virginia, where they will participate in various projects. And the Clemson University chapter of Habitat for Humanity is sending 13 students to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to work on a house for a woman who has dedicated 10 years to working with Habitat.