Local Organization Receives Help

Friday, March 24, 2017

A group of students from up north are helping others in East Alabama this week instead of hanging out at the beach. Students from Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minnesota are spending their spring break renovating homes in Calhoun County through Habitat for Humanity. The teens are working on two homes in the Wellborn Manor subdivision. The high school has been sending teachers and students to Anniston for almost two decades to help the organization. Social Studies teacher Olivia Rodriguez says the students enjoy the experience. Some students have chosen to participate in mission work every year instead of going to the beach, and it's easy to see their passion for helping others. The students have been staying at Camp Lee where they have fun in their down time by zip lining, hiking and visiting museums. The teachers and students leave tomorrow morning to head back to Minnesota.

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