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Students Impact Lives in Mexico Over Fall Break

10.22.2013

 

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Rachel Thiets and Brooke Evelyn mix cement to build a roof.

 

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Kim Winiker hands out needed supplies to a local woman.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 – During fall break, members of High Point University’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, traveled to Mexico to help put a roof over one family’s head.

The fraternity volunteered with the nonprofit organization Mano Amiga from Oct. 14 – 18 to help people in the Yucatan and Chuburna Puerto. While there they built a roof for one family, handed out needed supplies to neighborhoods in need and spent time with children at a Chuburna Puerto kindergarten.

“It is amazing to see people who live in difficult conditions smile from ear to ear when we show up and give them supplies,” said senior Stacy Patterson. “They were so thankful, but I am just as thankful to have met such amazing people who have changed my life.”

This was one of three alternative fall break trips HPU students attended. A second group spent a week in Guatemala where they installed stoves, water purifiers and gave out toys, shoes, clothes and medicine to families. The third group worked to clear debris left by Hurricane Irene in Swan Quarter, N.C.

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