Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in Florida more than a year-and-a-half ago and areas still are recovering.

While there have been numerous tragedies and storms since that time, Ferrum College has not forgotten those who are still picking up the pieces from the September 2017 storm. The Disaster Recovery Alternative Spring Break Team did its part by helping two families repair their homes in early March.

Volunteering their time off from classes, 17 students spent their spring break helping others. The students recently told The Franklin News-Post they learned more than just vocational skills. They learned to be grateful for what they have and wanted to inspire others by doing the work they did.

We could all take a lesson from these students by remembering to be grateful for what we have and to help others when we can. Well done.

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