Sunday, January 20, 2008

Students extend helping hands far and wide - Features

Students extend helping hands far and wide - Features:
"While SIFE was in the Bahamas and Foerst's group was in Jamaica, BonaResponds was also on the road.

Making up Bonaventure's third group of student volunteers, BonaResponds returned to Pass Christian, Miss. from Jan. 2-11.

Jim Mahar, Business professor and BonaResponds founder, felt the trip was a success and plans to bring BonaResponds back to the Gulf Coast in the near future.

While in Mississippi, the group did a wide variety of work while conversing with the victims they helped.

'We did trees, hung drywall, put up a roof, built sheds and more,' he said.

Although the condition of the hurricane-ravaged community has improved over the past two years, Mahar thinks there is more work left to do. However, with the help of students, he said the Gulf Coast is healing."

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