Mount Union Students Participate in Spring Break Work Trips

March 26, 2009

El Salvador Spring Break work tripDozens of Mount Union students chose to spend their time during Mount Union College’s Spring Break volunteering to do community service projects both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Steve Kramer, professor of psychology, organized a group of students and others who journeyed to El Salvador where they helped rural villagers dig latrines. Kramer has been organizing trips like this for many years.

Mount Union education majors, accompanied by Dr. Pete Schneller, associate professor of education, traveled to Charleston, South Carolina where they helped out in inner city schools.

Amanda Espenchied-Reilly took eight students to the St. Isaac of Ninevah Gift of Tears Catholic Worker Farm in Spencer, WV where they spent the week learning about simple living, Appalachian culture and mountain top removal mining.  They visited with the many neighbors of the farm along the “holler,” helped the residents with yard work and various outside projects, cleaned up litter along streets and had a day-long tour of the devastating effects of mountaintop removal mining.

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