High Schoolers Give Up Spring Break To Give Back

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Spending spring break, helping those in need.

Nearly 30 teens from youth groups from St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lansing and St. Michael Parish in Grand Ledge gave up their vacation time to help Habitat for Humanity.

Instead of relaxing last week, the students ripped out tile and replaced flooring for a disabled woman in Jackson.

The kids also helped work at a second site deconstructing a home for remodel in Clark Lake.

For many of the teens, this is their fourth year volunteering.

They say it feels good to make an impact in the community.

“It’s just really cool to be able to not even travel that far from home and still just make a difference in the world,” says Senior at Lansing Catholic High School, Christina Williams.

“We go and we help these people who are in a different spot than we are and you get a new gratitude for what we have,” says Junior at Grand Ledge High School, Anna Konen.

“That’s why we’re here to help these people and to build the relationships and building those relationships is so much more fulfilling,” says Junior at Grand Ledge High School, Anna Konen.

This is the 10th year the group has been helping give back.

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