|Hofstra ASB students hard at work!|
After arriving in the wonderfully sunny city of El Paso, we drove through the desert and found our home for the next few days at a cozy church near the Franklin Mountains. We met our host, and quickly settled in before being whisked away to a lovely dinner at the home of a Habitat for Humanity board member. We drove through the mountains and got a taste of the landscape and scenery of the southwest. We had a delicious welcome dinner and went for a walk through a neighbor that was set in the mountains. We were able to see all of El Paso, the border of New Mexico and the city of Juarez, Mexico. We began our discussion about immigration by learning some interesting statistics about El Paso and Juarez. We headed back to our headquarters and watched the sunset and the desert lighting begin. After a very extensive shopping trip at Walmart, we headed back to our headquarters and began settling in for the night. Surprisingly enough, around 11:30 p.m. it began pouring. What do twelve college students do when it starts raining in the desert? Dance in the rain, of course. So for over an hour we danced in the rain, played volleyball, and bonded. Then we remembered we had to get some sleep before our first long day of work with Habitat for Humanity so we all hit the hay.
|ASB Advisor Terry Greis overseeing house||work|
- Zoe Hoffmann, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Student Coordinator