Alternative Spring Break


Over spring break, students from SDSU, University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology decided to forego beaches to help gut homes nearly demolished by flood waters from Hurricane Katrina.

#1.883655:4238323383.jpg:neworleans.ericebsencourtesy.jpg:SDSU volunteers Danika Busse and Holly Gaspar put on protective gear before entering a New Orleans home devastated by flood waters. “Muckers,” as the clean-out teams were called, removed everything from the wrecked homes down to the stud walls. The masks kept out mold and two pairs of gloves guarded against chemicals and cuts.:Erik Ebsen (Courtesy Photo)#1.883654:2369611394.jpg:P1010177springbreak.jpg:USD Campus Pastor Kevin Jensen walks through a devastated house that had stood empty for 18 months.:Samantha Engebretson (Courtesy Photo)#1.883653:1893351697.jpg:P1010091springbreak.jpg:Mark Pengitore, South Dakota School of Mines, and Tiffany Gascoigne, South Dakota State University, rip down cabinets in a flooded home.:Samantha Engebretson (Courtesy Photo)