Forecast more >
Cold temperatures moved in for the beginning of our "Black Friday". Mid 30's were felt in some areas. A few clouds will move in for this evening. Warmer temps over the weekend. Rain chances won't return until Monday at 30%.
College students from Illinois and Missouri spend spring break helping local Habitat for Humanity
BEAUMONT- BY: Jennifer Gordy
For most college students, spring break means heading to the beach or skiing, or just taking a break. But for a group of students visiting from Illinois and Missouri, spring break means hard work for Habitat for Humanity. These students think spring break is for giving back..even if it's not in their own community.
First, they get instruction. Then, they put their new knowledge to good use. College students spending their spring break helping build a house in Beaumont for Habitat for Humanity.
Lacey Gibson, as student from Southern Illinois University, says,
"I just love being able to do something so different from my normal routine, studying all the time."
Lacey and four other members from Southern Illinois University are working with 14 students from St. Louis University.
Gemma Groch, a student at St. Louis University states, "I feel like everyone in college wants to find a greater purpose."
And during this spring break that means working on a house for Ashley Campell and her children.
"It's not very often you find kids to do things especially if they aren't getting paid. It's very nice that they have volunteered their whole spring break to do this." says Campbell.
The students are helping others while learning the construction trade.
Groch states,"Honestly, last year I painted a lot. So, this is my first experience with power tools. It was fun, I enjoyed it the nail gun is probably my favorite. The saw kind of scared me a little bit..I didn't think I was going to be strong enough, but I was. So, I was excited about that."
Excitement through volunteerism that's helping our community on their spring break.