GREAT BAY, St. Martin (March 18, 2018)—Students from Howard University (HU) in Washington DC, spent their “spring-break” in St. Martin volunteering at some of our institutions and foundations that are bouncing back from last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The 18 volunteers who hails from the historical university also met with the island’s people; visited the Mental Health Foundation; attended church service; and last week received a gift bag containing among other things the book National Symbols of St. Martin from the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. “The gifts were very much appreciated by the students. They especially liked National Symbols of St. Martin,” said Sheila Marshall, an HU alumna herself and a travel agent who coincidentally meet the students during her own vacation on the Friendly Island. “I congratulate the organizers and students at HU and St. Martin for participating in the Alternative Spring Break volunteer program, which is part of Howard University’s commitment to USA communities and global service,” said Marshall.