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SSU students to go on alternative Spring Break trip

Photo from Savannah State's alternative break trip in 2015. Photo from Savannah State's alternative break trip in 2015.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Instead of heading to a popular Spring Break party spot, 10 Savannah State University students will be spending their upcoming break helping others in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area.

The university has participated in the alternative Spring Break volunteer effort for more than a decade now.

WTOC got a chance to catch up with a member of the staff leading the students, and a volunteer to see what the drive is behind the work.

"But what we are planning to do is take them out of their comfort zone and take them to an area where there are going to live like those they are serving. So if we are serving the homeless, then we are going to live like we are on this. If we are serving those who have been hit by natural disasters, then we are going to live like that. Just for a couple days, so that they can see what it's like to live without the luxuries that they have here at Savannah State University,” said SSU Program Coordinator of Student Life DeWayne Gilliard.

"At Savannah State, a lot of students do a lot of work here in Savannah. So the opportunity to go somewhere where a lot of us have never done it's just a great experience,” said Shermia Fluker, junior at SSU.

The group leaves March 6th and returns March 12th.

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