Gonzaga students spend Spring Break volunteering in E. TN

5:03 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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A dozen students from Gonzaga University are sacrificing their time off to help make a difference in East Tennessee.

The group has spent the week helping a local woman fix up her house as part of an alternative Spring Break program called Operation Backyard.

The students have helped with everything from painting to putting on a new roof.

"It's amazing that we get to be a resource that she wouldn't have if we didn't show up, because the men who work for Operation Backyard couldn't build the roof alone in a week," said Emilie Grant, a
Gonzaga senior.

The students should have all the work completed by Friday afternoon

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