By Hannah Philbeck
William Peace University is planning a trip to work on relief for Hurricane Matthew victims during spring break. A group will be traveling to Washington, N.C. March 9-11.
The trip will be conjunction with professor Roger Christman’s home church, Hayes-Barton United Methodist Church. They will travel to the work site Thursday work up until Saturday and then come back to WPU campus.
Originally the trip was going to take a group of students for the second half of the Spring Break trip.
“In trying to appeal to more folks, and give everyone a long enough time away from school, we decided to plan for a trip that takes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” said Chris Baker, volunteer coordinator at WPU.
This will allow WPU students to be able to enjoy their Spring Break, and then come back to help people in need.
“This seems optimal as WPU students get a rather long spring break week, get to complete service right here in North Carolina, and get back to campus in enough time to prepare for classes on Monday,” Baker said. “Plus we get to connect with a new community partner in Hayes-Barton UMC.”
Having this trip can let WPU students have a opportunity to get closer with their fellow Pacers, and enjoy some good community service helping people affected by the hurricane.