CU Hawks Soar to New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy Relief

BRICK, NJ-  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY 'Tis the season for giving back and paying it forward.  Six Chowan University football student-athletes along with Head Coach Tim Place and Video Coordinator Anthony Adams took that to heart this past week as they traveled to New Jersey to assist with a Hurricane Sandy Relief Project.
 
Jason AmpyAnthony JoffrionRobert HollandChris MorrisAnthony Prince, and Charles Wright were the student-athletes that felt the call to serve before heading home to spend Christmas with their families. 
 
Coach Place noted, “I gained much respect for these young men as they could have decided to something else their first week of Christmas break, however, they chose to participate in this service project.”
 
The Hawks left from Chowan University on December 15th, and returned to campus on the 21st after spending time completely gutting a house in New Jersey that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.  They joined a group of approximately 50 other college students from North Carolina as part of the NC Baptist Men and Women Disaster Relief Ministry. 
 
Throughout the week, the group took part in gutting the house including all appliances, sinks, bathtubs, showers and all remaining framing along with the complete removal of all interior walls. 
 
Coach Place commented, “The effort, sacrifice, and time they port forth was very much appreciated.  Chowan University should be proud of these young men as they represented the University with class.  Their involvement in this opportunity epitomized the concept of paying it forward and giving back.”
 
For more information and pictures from the service trip with NC Baptist Men and Women Relief Ministry click HERE.

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