Building in the Big Easy

A group of 28 Missouri S&T students spent their spring break in New Orleans helping rebuild homes hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as part of the Miner Challenge 2010, an alternative spring break program sponsored by the university’s student life department.

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(Left to right) Missouri S&T students James Carroll, Jamila McNair, Matt Nickols, Nick Zimmerman, Kierstyn Harvey, homeowner Rose McCaskill and her daughter Nikki McCaskill, and Joni Burch (staff advisor).

 

The students worked with Rebuilding Together New Orleans, a volunteer service organization that repairs and renovates homes in that city. This is the third year S&T students have participated in an alternative spring break project under the Miner Challenge banner. Two years ago, the team worked with the Western Youth Network Inc. of Boone, N.C., and Habitat for Humanity on a project in Boone. Last year, Miner Challenge students worked with Habitat to build homes in Mobile, Ala., as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge.
Read more about the students’ experiences and view photos on the Miner Challenge blog at http://minerchallenge.wordpress.com.

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