Washington, D.C. (Sunday, March 27, 2022) – Mission accomplished. More than 400 Howard University students are preparing to make their way to 15 destinations across the country to render service to communities in need during their Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Their mission has been secured thanks to the hundreds of donors who gave to the 17th Annual WHUR Helping Hand Radiothon.
This year’s 12-hour radiothon Sunday, February 27th took in over $92,000 from generous WHUR listeners who gave on line at www.whur.com and those who stopped by or near the radio station to drop off cash and checks with the Howard University student bucket brigade. “Time and time again we see our listeners respond to the call to give in such an unselfish way. These donated dollars will go a long way to get the Howard students to the various locations so they can help communities in crisis,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.
Now in its 28th year, through ASB, Howard students are immersed in unique cultures that provide immediate assistance to those in need and enables the students to reflect on the challenges prevalent in distressed communities around the world. “It really is a labor of love for us. We get to really help those in need and in return we gain valuable life experiences,” said Inez Jacobs Hinton, a senior at Howard who is heading up the students headed to Puerto Rico.
Thousands of Howard students have participated in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) and utilized the spring break to tutor youth, rebuild homes, repair community gathering places, provide legal assistance, and provide disaster recovery relief.
Howard University Spring Break 2022 is Saturday, March 5th through Saturday, March 12th. Students will head to Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, El Paso, Las Vegas, Newark, Memphis, Bronx, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Juan, and St. Louis.