of bathing suits and sunblock, 10 Moravian students spent their
spring break toting boots, hammers, and shovels, after traveling
13 hours by van to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Pickens
County, South Carolina. Accompanied by Rev. David Bennett, College
and Seminary chaplain, and Phyllis Walsh, community service coordinator,
they spent five days installing lights, ceiling fans, electrical
outlets, and shutters; painting bathrooms and closets, staining
kitchen cabinets; digging driveways, and hammering together deck
students worked on two projects. One was a “youth build” house:
all the volunteer work came from high school and college students.
The other house, across the street, had been framed and roofed
by Clemson University students during Homecoming Week last fall.
Each year while building their homecoming floats, the Tigers
build a Habitat house on campus and then move it to its permanent
home, where the finishing work is done.
we do this again next year?” asked our participants as
they headed back to Pennsylvania. Plans are in the works for
more opportunities for service trips during spring break 2004.
Daytona Beach isn’t the only place to get “all this
and a tan, too!”