Oct. 18, 2017
Six Saint Vincent College students volunteered their time over fall break to serve the town of Brick, New Jersey, in continued efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers included Lauren Bittner of Pittsburgh (15243), a junior physics
major; Morgan Casto of Johnstown, a sophomore biology
major; Allison Hartsek of Uniontown, a sophomore integrated science
major; Jordan Joseph of Verona, a sophomore engineering science
major; Sarah Proud of Uniontown, a sophomore biology
major, Jennifer Urban of Glassport, a senior environmental science
major; and Jody Marsh, office and service coordinator of campus ministry.
Students worked with the organization SBP, an award-winning non-profit that aims to shorten the time between disaster and recovery. Volunteers worked on painting, baseboard, trim, hanging doors and landscaping in order to finish homes for those who were displaced after the hurricane.
While the relief efforts of the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are still being handled by trained crisis management, areas affected by Sandy are still in need of relief; rebuilding has continued in the five years since the disaster struck.
The service trip sponsored by Saint Vincent Campus Ministry is yet another way to support the relief efforts by the campus. Members of Campus Ministry also set up tables to take collections for the relief efforts for the recent hurricanes in the south, mudslides in Sierra Leone and earthquakes in Mexico.
Photo: Students volunteering for hurricane relief in Brick, New Jersey.
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