18 US students volunteer in St. Maarten for spring break

Howard University students in St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG–Students of Howard University (HU) in Washington, DC, spent their Spring-break in St. Maarten, volunteering at institutions and foundations that are bouncing back from hurricanes Irma and Maria, which affected the island in 2017.

During their volunteer work the 18 students also met with local residents; visited Mental Health Foundation (MHF); attended a church service, and last week received a gift bag containing the book National Symbols of St. Martin from St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. 

“The gifts were really appreciated by the students. They especially liked National Symbols of St. Martin,” said Howard University alumna and travel agent Sheila Marshall, who happened to meet the students during her own vacation on the island.

“I congratulate the organisers and students at Howard University and St. Maarten for participating in the alternative spring break volunteer programme, which is part of Howard University’s commitment to USA communities and global service,” Marshall said.

The Howard University students.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74772-18-us-students-volunteer-in-st-maarten-for-spring-break