Students from across country volunteer in El Paso for Spring Break

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:46pm

A group of college students from across the country traded in time-off during Spring Break to give back to others.

The twenty-two students will work side-by-side an El Paso family to help build their new home in Horizon City.

The project is part of a one-week "Alternative Spring Break" program in partnership with the Lower Valley Housing Corporation.

The group of student volunteers arrived at the El Paso International Airport on Sunday, March 9th.

One participant said he's excited to try something new.

"I've done the typical Spring Break on cruises and stuff like that before - kind of wanted something more meaningful. The program involves building houses and stuff like that and I'm an engineering student so it seems like kind of fun and meeting new people honestly, I just love doing things like that," said John Fenninger, a senior from Virginia Tech.

The volunteer work begins Monday, March 10th at Horizon City and ends Thursday, March 13th.

During their stay, the students will also learn about the history and culture of El Paso.

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