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College students to spend spring break with Horry County's Habitat for Humanity

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) –Students will be volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Horry County during their spring breaks.

The Collegiate Challenge, Habitat's national alternative break program, has 36 students participating this year.

Visiting from Eastern Kentucky University, Vanderbilt University and Alfred State College during the weeks of March 4-23, the students will help revitalize homes for families who've been in the Habitat for Humanity program for quite some time.

Gail Olive, the Executive Director for Horry County's Habitat for Humanity, says she looks forward to hosting the student volunteers once again.

"Collegiate Challenge provides the students with an opportunity to help build affordable housing in the area," Olive said. "The work they will do during their spring break will have a lasting impact in our community."

The sponsor for the program this year is Ripley's Aquarium, and several local restaurants, churches, and organizations are helping the cause by donating meals to the Collegiate Challenge volunteers. T-Bonz will be providing a lunch each week, while Mellow Mushroom has agreed to donate a dinner.

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If you would like to be a part in hosting and welcoming these students to the community, please send an email to

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