Tigers In Service at Fort Hays State University is offering selected students the opportunity to use their winter break helping those in New Orleans, La. Volunteers will spend Jan. 5-11 helping to repair damage from the devastation of many hurricanes over the years.
Tigers in Service is a student organization that matches volunteers with service opportunities in the Hays area and beyond. Its mission is to promote social responsibility, community involvement, thoughtful action and civic engagement.
The alternative winter break will take 19 students and faculty advisor Amber White, coordinator of the Office of Diversity Affairs, to New Orleans. In conjunction with United Saints Recovery Project, volunteers will rebuild homes. Students will lay flooring, paint and provide other services.
Tigers In Service activities range from Saturday mornings spent painting houses in Hays to alternative weekends volunteering at the Topeka Zoo, which will be Nov. 16, to service in other cities.
All students interested in volunteering for fun or for required hours are invited to inquire about service options provided by Tigers in Service. More information is available in Custer room 202 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.