United Way Announces Alternative Spring Break 2007

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Over 300 Young People Volunteering to Rebuild After Hurricane Rita Hundreds of young people from all walks...
Over 300 Young People Volunteering to Rebuild After Hurricane Rita Hundreds of young people from all walks of life will skip the beach this Spring Break to focus on rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Representing nearly every state and over 150 colleges and universities, these energetic volunteers will descend on Lake Charles, Louisiana March 10 through 24th thanks to United Way of America. In addition to the rebuilding after Hurricane Rita that will be going on in Lake Charles, there will also provide opportunities for young people to help change their own communities through service. In 2006, United Way of America partnered with thinkMTV to create Storm Corps, a program for young people interested in helping communities devastated by the hurricanes of 2005. The goal of Storm Corps was first to help those directly affected by the 2005 hurricanes recover and rebuild; and second, to inspire young people to volunteer during their Spring break. A testament to Storm Corps is the fact that 40 percent of last year's volunteers are returning. As in 2006, FedEx, a United Way national corporate leader, is the lead sponsor of Alternative Spring Break 2007. Joining FedEx in supporting United Way Alternative Spring Break 2007 is national video game retailer GameStop/EB Games. ASB 2007 will be part of an MTV documentary called The Amazing Break, which will air the weekend of March 23rd.
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