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2012-2013 Issue & Trip Information


2012 Winter Trip Information: December 8th - 15th Ecological Preservation Site Leader: Olivia Townsend Although most enjoy nature and its beautiful simplicity, many neglect to see the effects our ever-changing world has on the great outdoors. Many of the trails we enjoy are being ruined by lack of upkeep and unawareness of this area of service. ASB will be working with the Cumberland Trail Conference to care for trails in the Chattanooga area and care for this area, which is too often taken for granted. More information can be found at their website. Cost of Trip: $295

Pediatric Patient Care Site Leader: Whitney Esdale The trip to Arkansas Children's Hospital will be focusing on serving children in the medical arena. For so many of the children hospital visits are a frightening and unfamiliar experience. Participants will help, alongside the Children’s Miracle Network, ease this experience by providing a more welcoming environment for the children to encounter. Interested? Check out their website for more info. Cost of Trip: $250

Hurricane Relief & Urban Poverty Site Leader: Malia Duggan While the world may look back upon the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina as a distant memory, the lasting effects on New Orleans are still present. While the world effected may look back upon the tragedy of people Hurricaneand Katrina as a distant Among those were many elderly families with lower memory, the last effects on New Orleans are still present. Among those effected were incomes who have not been able to rebuild their lives since the tragic many elderly people and families with lower incomes who have not been able to reevent. ASBlives will bethe working on housing forconstruction these forgotten build their since tragic event. ASB will beconstruction working on housing for these forgotten victims in hope of reestablishing as they once knew it. it. victims in hope of reestablishing life, aslifethey once knew Cost of Trip: $420


2012 Winter Trip Information: December 8th– 15th Community Development: Nicaragua Site Leaders: Lauren Gilmore and Dillon Casey Central America faces some of the most abject poverty on our continent. Without adequate housing, people struggle to ward off disease or keep their family safe. In Nicaragua, we will be working with Panorama Service Expeditions and assisting with the construction of affordable housing solutions. Sites range from retaining walls to prevent damage from mudslides to interior remodeling projects. Be prepared to work hard, rain or shine, and to be flexible with assigned tasks, all while connecting with members of your Auburn family and the local community. Cost of Trip: $1400

Food Insecurity (MLK Weekend) Site Leader: Cam Johnson Many of our friends and neighbors cannot afford proper nutrition, some are too sick to prepare their own meals, and thousands of others are at risk for chronic disease simply because of their diets. Project Open Hand Atlanta provides meals to the elderly, chronically ill, and those afflicted with HIV/AIDS because proper nutrition is a key component in physical health and quality of life. Cost of Trip: $110


2013 Spring Trip Information: March 9 – 16 th

Social Advocacy Site Leader: Allison McKinley The Hope Community Center trip will be focusing on social advocacy in Apopka, Florida. By working alongside immigrants and farm workers in this area, students will truly get to experience a day in the life of an American immigrant. In addition to experiencing the work life of this group of individuals, students will also have the opportunity to live with the families of the workers so they will have a full understanding of the issues facing this area. Cost of Trip: Approximately $630

Rural Poverty in Appalachia Site Leader: Becca Menke The Appalachia area faces much of the most extreme poverty in the nation. Through volunteering with the Cranks Creek Survival Center, participants will have the opportunity to not only serve those who suffer many needs in this area, but also directly interact with the people they will be serving. This trip will provide a great opportunity for participants to help the people of Appalachia and also gain a better understanding of the struggles people in our own country endure. Cost of Trip: Approximately $400

Children with Terminal Illnesses Site Leader: John Porter Help give a very special child the best the week of his or her life by working with Give Kids the World. Give Kids the World provides activities free charge to children lifeWhilehousing the world and may look back upon theof tragedy of Hurricane Katrinawith as a distant memory, the last effects on New Orleans are still present. Among those effected were threatening illnesses or disabilities, allowing them to spend a magical many elderly people and families with lower incomes who have not been able to reweek in Central Florida. Get ready to interact with kids and provide esbuild their lives since the tragic event. ASB will be working on housing construction for sential supportvictims services toofthis wonderful will these forgotten in hope reestablishing life organization. as they once knewParticipants it. serve in many different capacities to help improve the lives of terminally ill children. Cost of Trip: Approximately $365

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2013 Spring Trip Information: March 9 – 16 th

Community Development: Costa Rica Site Leader: Julie Sawyer & Rohith Vadlamudi In the most ecologically diverse place on the planet, a community development trip involves a wide variety of activities. Participants of this trip will work with Appleseed Expeditions can expect anything from construction at a local community development organization to engaging with children at an orphanage. Be prepared to work hard and to be flexible with assigned tasks. Whatever the method, you will have an amazing time working with your fellow Auburn family to support community development efforts in and around San Jose and La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Cost of Trip: $2,000

Community Development: Dominican Republic Site Leader: Brianna Arps & Nic Ellison Working with Appleseed Expeditions in the Dominican Republic involves a wide variety of activities. Participants of this trip can expect anything from construction, to participating in basic street medical clinics, to spending time with children. Be prepared to work hard and to be flexible with assigned tasks. Whatever the method, you will have an amazing time working with your fellow Auburn family to support community development efforts in the Dominican Republic. Cost of Trip: $2,010

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