College Students Spend Spring Break Helping Others

GREENSBORO, N.C. - When you think of spring break, you might think it's time for a beach trip. Instead of packing sunscreen and towels, a group of University of Virginia students packed up tools to help Greensboro residents in need.

The 15 volunteers are part the University of Virginia's Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship.

The group is working with the non-profit "Community Housing Solutions," and have already re-roofed an elderly woman's home. On Wednesday, the group started their second project.

They're helping a 74-year-old woman who didn't have this winter and lost her homeowner's insurance because of the poor condition to her rood and outside siding.

The group is repairing her siding, fixing the roof, and building an access ramp outside the home, among other repairs.

The non-profit "Community Housing Solutions" was started in 2004 and is dedicated to preserving safe and affordable housing for low-income families.


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