The Coast News Group

Students head out to help hurricane victims

COAST CITIES — Instead of relaxing during the upcoming spring break, a group of student volunteers from MiraCosta College will spend their vacation in New Jersey helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.Students from the college’s HOPE Club (Help Out People Everywhere) will spend a week working with the AmeriCorps Disaster Relief Center doing home repair, and at the Salvation Army Distribution Center, helping with donations, paperwork and other projects.

Throughout the year, the club provides hundreds of hours of local volunteer service. In addition, they plan one “away” service trip. The cost for each student volunteer for this year’s trip is approximately $800, and the club is looking to raise $2,000 to help defray travel costs, van rental and lodging.

Donations may be made by check, payable to MiraCosta College (indicate the HOPE Club), and mailed to HOPE Club Adviser Carol Wilkinson at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056.

For more information contact co-chairwoman Harmony Hodges at [email protected] or club adviser Carol Wilkinson at [email protected].