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Volunteers from the Lycoming College chapter of Habitat for Humanity continued to assist local families with flood relief on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Montoursville, Pa.
The team from Lycoming, consisting of 15 students and one advisor, worked at a house in which water had risen to chest level on the first floor. The service opportunity was provided through Volunteers in Mission, a Christian organization focused on helping others rebuild after natural disasters.
"While we were there, we worked on fixing the drywall that was ruined due to the amount of water that was in the house," said senior Damian Priznar. "It was very rewarding knowing that we were helping others, even if some of us had little construction experience. I think that we did a great job helping others who truly needed it, and we came together as a group to accomplish a difficult task."
The Lycoming College chapter of Habitat for Humanity has plans to travel to Louisiana during the College's spring break as part of the organization's Collegiate Challenge program. In prior years, the group has traveled to North Carolina, New Mexico and Washington.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.