HAYS, Kan. -- Only 17 volunteers will
be accepted for this year's Fort Hays State University Tigers in Service
Alternative Winter Break trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Jan. 12-20.
Applications are due Monday, Nov. 12.
Tigers in Service will volunteer at
Habitat for Humanity, Tuscaloosa, to build homes in the area. These homes are
given to selected families who have completed all the requirements.
"Students will be building
houses all week," said Becca Kohl, Hays sophomore and Tigers in Service
co-director. "Luckily, this doesn't mean they need to be construction
experts. The magic of Habitat is that they have work for anyone with any level
of capabilities. We'll also most likely be getting a tour of the University of
Alabama football stadium and other parts of Tuscaloosa, like the river walk."
The trip will cost $50 for housing,
food and working on the houses. The only extra money students need will be for
souvenirs or food for the drive to Tuscaloosa and back.
"Kelsey Coglazier, director of event operations and
sports marketing for the city of Tuscaloosa, was a student director of Tigers
In Service a few years ago," said Kohl. "She was able to find us a
spot to work with Habitat for Humanity."
Tigers in Service is also looking
for a faculty sponsor to go on the trip along with Tigers in Service
co-directors Arin Powers, Woodward, Okla., sophomore, and Kohl.
Applications are in the Tigers in
Service office, Custer Hall, room 202. For more information, contact Tigers in
Service at 785-628-5537.