Triangle Tech students to volunteer in Texas

The students will volunteer during their semester break from Oct. 7 to Oct. 15. (WJAC)

DUBOIS - More than 10 students from Triangle Tech of DuBois will volunteer their time to assist in the disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

They'll be traveling to Victoria, Texas with Samaritan's Purse, a nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides physical aid to those in need.

The students will provide a labor force using the skills they've learned during their training, and also provide some much needed man power in the clean-up efforts. Their jobs will include tarping roofs, mudding out houses and fixing electrical wiring.

"I'm really excited to get some perspective on what's important," first term maintenance electrician Gregg Dauber said. "A lot of people are arguing about things that aren't important. In my opinion, this is what us as Americans are really about. When people are down and out we step up and we help each other."

The students will volunteer during their semester break from Oct. 7 to Oct. 15.

The trip was made possible through fundraising by Triangle Tech's student council and donations from businesses and organizations in the community. such as the St. Marys Eagles.

"Around here, we've never actually seen anything like Hurricane Harvey first hand," first term maintenance electrician Ryan Corbett said. "I think it will be eye opening for a lot of people as soon as they get down there and see how much of what those families actually go through."

The students will sleep in the church and have meals provided by the church, but must cover all their travel, supplies and bedding expenses.

You can donate to the students by clicking here, or by contacting Triangle Tech of DuBois at (814) 371-2090.

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