A spring break to remember

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:05 AM.

His crew was stationed at the Church of God in Christ in North Port St. Joe where they performed repairs and painted exterior walls.

Bradley noted that local residents look forward to their annual visits not only because of the assistance the group offers, but because they’ve built real relationships within the community.

Executive Director of the CCDF, Diana Burkett was thrilled with the response this year and praised the work of the visiting students.

“I’ve never met a student who isn’t polite and pleasant. They’ve really touched lives,” said Burkett.

Why would students want to give up a stereotypical spring break to focus on others instead of themselves?

It seems the answer is relatively simple.

“I get more joy out of helping others than just spending a week hanging out,” said Bradley.

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