JSU students spend spring break helping Hattiesburg tornado victims

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - While many students are out enjoying spring break by the beach, others are spending their spring break doing something different.

Thirty-five Jackson State University students chose to spend spring break 2013 helping residents in Hattiesburg rebuild after the February 10 tornado.

The JSU students partnered up with Ebenezer Baptist Church and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to help clean, move debris, and paint homes in the community.

The students have worked 8 hour days for the past two days and will continue doing so until Thursday.

The Alternative Spring Break program is designed to place college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning.

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