News from Cedar Crest College

Students participate in alternative spring break

Cedar Crest College students participated in a different kind of spring break March 3 through March 9, 2019.

Among them were Brenda Moreno of Reading and Haley Krueger of Fleetwood.

During the week of service, the students had the opportunity to work with the Robeson County Church and Community Center in Lumberton, N.C. RCCCC is a multifaceted social service agency with a mission to push back against poverty and fight inequality in Robeson County, N.C. Students worked with the Center’s Home Store to create a more open and functional space through painting, floor merchandise display updates, updated merchandise floor plan, and processing donations.

In 2016, Lumberton was hit by Hurricane Florence that displaced many residents and caused significant damage to homes, business, and community lands. As many described the hurricane “it was a once in a lifetime damaging experience.” In Fall of 2018, Lumberton was hit by Hurricane Matthew, which caused the town to be split in half, due to the flooding and damage. Another “once-in-a-lifetime experience” that happened only two years after the first one.

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