Students reach out to the homeless in Texas for alternative spring break

A group of 20 student volunteers from Salem State University is headed to Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday, March 13 for an alternative spring break -- working with the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity building a new house for a family in need.

Bruce Perry, director of the Salem State Campus Center said, “I am proud of our students for sacrificing their time to help out others, sharing their time, energy, effort and resources for the greater good. Their dedication to this effort has been very heart-warming to see.”

Beaumont is located in the southeast corner of Texas, 35 miles from the Louisiana border and 80 miles from Houston. Salem State students have been volunteering at various locations around the country during spring break since the 1980s.