Brandon Young, a biology/chemistry major from Cleveland, cuts a piece of vinyl siding for a Habitat for Humanity home with the help of (left to right) Dan Stypa, an interpersonal communication major from Newton Falls, and Laura Grothaus, a nursing major from Toledo.
Students, staff ‘mobilize’ to help Katrina survivors
Fifty-two BGSU students, along with four staff members, put the holiday spirit into action last month in Mobile, Ala., helping residents recover from Hurricane Katrina.
From Dec. 18-21, student and staff volunteers helped tear waterlogged flooring and walls out of the home of Mobile resident Robert Hughes, build a home with Habitat for Humanity and distribute donated toys.
| Sara Lavery, a secondary education major from Mentor, pushes a wheelbarrow of debris to the curb in front of Robert Hughes' home near the Dog River in Mobile. |
Staff members on the trip were Clinton Stephens, coordinator of student organization and community service programs in the Office of Campus Involvement; graduate assistants Adam McCready and Debra Smith, both in campus involvement, and Irene Scott, Disability Services.
| Gina Tortorella, a finance and accounting major from Ravenna, helps Robert Hughes rip up floorboards in his home. |
January 9, 2006