Alternative Spring Break

El Salvador Blitz Build



Tomorrow is our last day in El Salvador

This morning we lost a few of our group members as some were heading home and a couple went to spend time with their families here in El Salvador. Read more...

In coming to El Salvador...

In coming to El Salvador we all knew that in the end we would be leaving a family with a new home. Read more...

Music - the true foundation of the house we're building

The best part of everyday are the moments when Edgardo (or us) break out in song. Read more...

My group was working with soldiers

Well, it takes 10 minutes just to start this journal, I guess. Read more...

I tried to speak a lot of Spanish today

Hi, it's me again. I tried to speak a lot of Spanish today. It was super fun. I've improved a lot I think. Read more...

Today was difficult for me

I am going to apologise in advance for my short entry today. I promise I will write more in the future. Read more...

I'll never forget this experience

It's exciting that I can be here with CLU. I didn't know anybody in the group before yesterday with the exception of Pastor Melissa, but now I feel like they are members of my family. Read more...

Today was our first day building!

It was so much fun to work with the masons, locals, and other international volunteers to build houses for really kind and beautiful people. Read more...

Hola a todas de El Salvador!

My first impressions: it's hot, tiny, green, much less developed than cushy Thousand Oaks, California, and in general, people are friendly and welcoming. Read more...

What a Day!

My first time out of the US and I lose my luggage! I guess it just adds to the adventure as well as to the stories I will bring back. Read more...

El Salvador :: March 15 - 24, 2008

While some people enjoyed warmth and relaxation during Spring break, others from the CLU community traveled to El Salvador for an Alternative Spring Break, working with Habitat for Humanity.

Catch a glimpse of what this remarkable service project entailed, by reading the group's daily journal that they kept throughout the week. Read their personal stories about working to create homes for the poor of El Salvador. Read about the heat, the bugs, and the dirt that they toiled in every day.

Learn about the wonderful El Salvadoran people who worked alongside these volunteers. Catch some insight about what it's like to give up a spring break at the beach for the hard, rewarding work of helping others.

Eleven members of the CLU community left on Saturday March 15, 2008 to begin working with other colleges at a Blitz Build for homes for the poor of El Salvador.

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