Tri-C volunteers to help homeless for spring break

Tri-C volunteers to help homeless for spring break

By: Tiffany Hamm, reporting student

Campus Christian Center Spring Mission Trip flyer created by Eddie Stinson.

For the first time UT Arlington’s Tri-C Campus Christian Center will team with Union Gospel Mission Dallas to help the homeless during the Spring Break Mission Trip in March.

Students will serve breakfast and lunch to the homeless in Dallas. Students will also organize clothes, make repairs and install a surveillance system for a local thrift store, said Eddie Stinson, Campus Christian Center director.

“It is important to take care of the least,” Stinson said. “We will make small groups and stay in a comfy place to keep the team together after the work day is over.”

Students will stay overnight in the Union Gospel Mission Dallas’ facilities. Union Gospel has designated areas with showers and beds, Stinson said.

A variety of students signed up to attend the mission trip this spring break, according to Stinson.

“This will be my first one,” kinesiology senior Thomas Keesler said. “Our director thought it would be a good idea to put together a mission trip, so I agreed and we did.”

Communication technology sophomore Michelle Do recently joined the Campus Christian Center, and she wants to attend the mission trip.

“It will be rewarding to be a part of my first mission trip to help the needy,” Do said. “I’m trying to raise money to go.”

The Campus Christian center raised $130 from their Valentine’s Day bake sale, and they are still trying to raise money for students to go on the mission trip, Do said. Some students’ families donated money for the mission trip, Do said.

The mission trip will be from March 10 to March 13. Tickets cost $50 per student. Union Gospel Mission is located in north Dallas.

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