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Boston College Students Spend Spring Break Helping Homeless

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SALISBURY, Md. -- Some Boston College Students have traded in their suntans for paint brushes this spring break, and for Chris Driscoll, a student volunteer, helping the less fortunate in Salisbury is his idea of a dream vacation.

"Anywhere we can interact with people and meet the people we're actually helping is nice to do," he tells us.

He's part of a group of 12 students dedicated to making a difference, for folks on the East Coast. All this week they are in Salisbury tutoring children at the Urban Ministries, and fixing up the Christian shelter.

"Basically making these rooms livable because they were in pretty rough shape when we got here and most of these will be family rooms," Driscoll tells us.

Shore up and the Chesapeake Housing Mission helped turn the students dream of helping others into a reality.

"They don't have a lot of money or personnel because they're working so directly with the people who need their help at the shelter," Shore Up planning coordinator, Alicia Robinson tells us.

Right now the shelter tells WMDT they are renovating rooms to try and accommodate the growing number of folks desperate to get back on their feet.

"This may house a family of four, five, maybe six people and most of them children," Jim Barnes, Administrator at the Christian Shelters says.

If you'd like to follow in the footsteps of these students and lend a helping hand, the Christian Shelter says they are always in need of volunteers.

You can contact them at 410-749-5673

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