700 Boston College students spent their 2009 Spring break visiting, among other places, communities through Appalachia in the Southeast and volunteering to make things a little better there.
Each year, these BC student volunteers split up into groups of up to 20 and head out from Boston College at the beginning of their spring break for a long bus ride to Appalachia and their assigned town.
At night, the BC students sleep in sleeping bags on the floors of firehouses, and places of worship. During the day they tutor children, shovel snow, visit the sick and elderly, and build or repair homes as needed. There are enough BC volunteers in a single area they are able to get some jobs done in a day when it would otherwise take a week or two.
And, the best part….some BC students have been known to come back from their trips understanding that they received from the Appalachia community so much more than they gave.
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