College Students Help Rebuild Flooded Homes

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Story Updated: Jun 1, 2010

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - College students from New York, California, Texas and other states are spending their spring break in western Indiana helping rebuild homes destroyed by last summer's flooding.

More than 60 are expected to be in Terre Haute by tomorrow to take part in the United Way Alternative Spring Break. The students will help tear down some houses and rebuild the interiors of others damaged by last June's flooding.

Coordinator Jessie Wozny says this is the first time the Wabash Valley's United Way has hosted an Alternative Spring Break.

Twenty-three-year-old volunteer Peggy Chasler of Washington D.C. says she's excited to help other young people rebuild homes.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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