New York students held rebuild Katrina-battered homes

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Students from the State University of New York at Geneseo plan an eighth trip to south Mississippi this week to help rebuild the area following Hurricane Katrina.

The 19 college students plan to help clean out and rebuild homes that were damaged in the August 2005 storm.

“They’ve been coming here since Katrina, and they’ve recently adopted Harrison County,” said County Supervisor Connie Rockco.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

In honor of its work, the university received the Katrina Compassion Award during the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Awards Ceremony in 2006.

The students have teamed with Livingston County Community Action Relief Efforts, which has raised more than $65,000 for Harrison County.

Last year about 80 students spent their spring break on the coast working on homes.