MTV and United Way Alternative Spring Break
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MTV partnered with United Way and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an alternative spring break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. To thank our volunteers, the project culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. MTV cameras were on the ground capturing all the “Spring Fix” activities. You can watch the videoclips at springfix.mtv.com.
People who experience a disaster like Hurricane Sandy face major challenges, like disruptions to their education, loss of income and even health risks. We saw this in sites like the church in the Rockaways that once served as a childcare center but had to close due to flooding, the retirees who finished paying off their home but are now looking at seemlingly insurmountable rebuillding costs, and the young family dealing with mold in their home.
Our 50 college students didn't just volunteer. They truly understood what it means to LIVE UNITED. When they heard about an elementary school in need of school supplies, they created a donation page that raised over $1,000 in 24 hours to support kids in Staten Island. They advocated every day to spread the word about the need to rebuild areas affected by Hurricane Sandy and continue to do so now that the project is over.
Beyond Spring Fix
Spring Fix 2013 may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities for you to get involved! Take action today by:
- GIVE - Donate to support the very important work that still needs to be done.
- ADVOCATE - Watch the Spring Fix volunteers in action and you'll see that while they were able to accomplish a lot, there's still a lot of work to be done. Spread the word on Twitter using #SpringFix and mention @UnitedWay
- VOLUNTEER - Our volunteers all say United Way Alternative Spring Breaks like Spring Fix are life-changing experiences. You don't have to wait until next year's ASB to give back. You can experience it all year long by starting a Student United Way. Learn how today.
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