Sunday, October 4, 2009
Southern Flooding Prompts New Alternative Break Trip; 50 Students to Travel
GW's Office of Community Service has added an additional trip to its growing alternative breaks program in response to the flooding in the Southern U.S. that has left at least nine dead.
50 GW students will travel from January 2 - 10, 2010 to Atlanta, Georgia to assist in disaster relief efforts that have displaced thousands of people, and according to the American Red Cross has severely damaged or destroyed some 2,851 homes.
Interested students can sign up Wednesday October 14th beginning at 7am in Kogan Plaza. The line is expected to form much earlier. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. A spot on a wait list will be offered to those who are not among the first 50 students to arrive.
The cost of the trip is $300 per person and includes transportation, meals, accommodations, and program fees. Participants will work as a group to fundraise the remaining costs.
The Atlanta effort is in addition to week-long alternative break trips to Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Nashville, Tennessee, Galveston, Texas, Miami, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah Oklahoma, Pipestem, West Virginia, and Greensburg, Kansas. Participants for these trips have already been chosen. Atlanta remains the only open trip.
For more information contact Shannon Donahue with the Office of Community Service at email@example.com or 202.994.4304