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Student Volunteers Helping Galveston Post-Ike Recovery Give New Meaning To ‘Getting Hammered’ During Spring Break

March 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Disaster News Network has a ‘good news’ article about the more than 5000 college students from around the U.S. who are spending their Spring Break helping post-Hurricane Ike rebuilding efforts in Galveston, Texas. According to the story, the students are ”giving their time, efforts and money toward helping us to recover” said Eddie Hilliard, a member of United Methodist Texas Disaster Response. ”It brings light into the community to see all those young people in an area that is depressed. As we come into spring, seeing all these people seems to be lifting all of us,” Hilliard added. 

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be making a visit to Galveston tomorrow to inspect reconstruction progress.

UPDATE: Due to bad weather, Secretary Napolitano has postponed the trip.

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  • 1 John Pelley // Mar 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Great job. People degrade our young people. Thank you for continuing the spirit of volunteering.

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