23 FHSU students chose volunteering over vacationing in Boulder during spring break

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04/19/16 sry
HAYS, Kan. -- As an alternative spring break option, 23 Fort Hays State University students and Roy Spray, assistant professor of social work, volunteered with the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group and other non-profit organizations in Boulder, Colo.

The FHSU volunteers worked to clean up debris and restore houses from a flood and helped rebuild a house that was destroyed by fire.

FHSU volunteers were able to sit down with the affected families and listen to their stories.

"My heart is so full right now. Seeing these college kids volunteer their Spring Break to help those in need is worth more than words can describe," said Alyssa Steppe, co-student coordinator for Tigers In Service.

Students who participated:
Abilene, Jenna Klein
Clay Center, Alyssa Steppe
Clearwater, Kali Lucas
Dodge City, Daniel Calvin
Elbert, Colo., Reilly Franek
Gaylord, Michaela Sasse
Hays, Jenna DeLeon, Derek Drees, Lisa Quinn, Amanda Urrego and Manny Urrego
Hoyt, Thomas Broxterman
Kansas City, Melanie Arellano-Luna
Leavenworth, Megan Rust
Lyons, Sam Devore
Mission, Jason Foster
Olathe, Haydee Reyes
Omaha, Neb., Feyse Rahmeto
Salina, Aneli DeLaCruz-Escobedo
Sedgwick, Adrianne Ferris
Shenyang, China Xiaotang Li and (Ariel) Cui Meng
Wichita, Brandon Mitchell

FHSU's Center for Civic Leadership and the Student Government Association sponsored the annual Tigers in Service Alternative Spring Break. Tigers In Service is a student-run program with the mission to promote and provide community service opportunities locally, nationally and globally.

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