"It's an amazing experience for them to grow as individuals," Raschke said. "They feel compelled to keep volunteering. They learn new interests and how they can contribute to making a difference."
"I'd like to become more informed on issues facing the environment and the importance of long-term sustainability," said Moore. "Being a volunteer has allowed me to build a connection with the Mississippi community and memorable relationships with the people I work with."
"I have volunteered at soup kitchens before, but this experience was different. Loaves and Fishes was its own community within Biloxi. Many of the volunteers go there 4 days a week and not just for one day. I felt slightly guilty about this because a lot of people volunteer just once and never return. I now feel inspired to find a place to volunteer at regularly in our own community of Iowa City. "
"It's August and I still am telling people about what I saw and what I did back in March down there. I was really an amazing experience working hand in hand with CCI and to help clean up and rebuild a community. I wouldn't trade those memories for the world."
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“Community Collaborations made it simple and easy to serve those who needed help the most. They worked all of our site logistics and collaborated so all of our work tools and equipment were ready when we got there. Our lodging and meals were very accommodating and we owe CCI a huge thank you to helping us do what we all need to be doing anyway, serving those in need”
CC International will announce its primary disaster project based on community need sometime after the end of US Hurricane season. Site will be selected before September 30th.

We will be opening new projects in Portland, OR this coming volunteer season. There will be a focus on early childhood education, hunger and homelessness, environmental work.
"After this experience, my passion for pursuing a career with humanitarian intentions has definitely grown much stronger then I ever could have imagined. I hope to spend more of my life helping people in the way I helped them over this spring break."

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“The trip was a welcome alternative to a traditional spring break,” said senior David Wildes, a Spanish, international affairs and political science major from Valdosta. “By spending time doing service work, instead of simply going home or to the beach, I was able to experience a different culture, help make an impact in a community in need of aid and receive the satisfaction of seeing a job completed.”

We will continue working in Puerto Rico in 2018-2019
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