Stout students volunteer during their time off of classes

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU)-- For one week, students from UW-Stout will travel to Albany, Georgia to volunteer on their time off from classes.

Janine Thull, Director of UW-Stouts Advisement Center says students have been working since October to organize the trip.

“It makes me very proud that they would volunteer and serve other people during their Spring Break,” says Thull.

She says students are not only volunteering their time, but are paying their own way.

“They've raised a lot of money and worked really, really hard to be able to go and they've organized their own trip. Representing Stout just really makes me proud,” says Thull.

Ashley Hackert, President of the UW-Stout Habitat chapter says students will spend the week helping out in a variety of projects.

“That means doing minor home repairs on the outside of the homes or landscaping, or dry walling on the inside of the homes just kind of working on small projects that that affiliate has us working on,” says Hackert.

Students in Lutheran Campus Ministry partnered with Habitat to travel to Georgia as well.

“It's a great way for two organizations on campus to get together and partner and do some great service work for the community in Georgia,” says Katie Wagner.

“Stout is that polytechnic campus so they always say the hands on experience so for us, this is a great hands on experience to go and volunteer our time,” says Hackert.

The UW-Stout Habitat for Humanity chapter has more than 100 members. Typically the group helps out with projects around the area and in the Twin Cities.

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