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December 12, 2005
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Mobile welcomed BGSU to the GMAC Bowl
Mobile welcomed BGSU to the GMAC Bowl last December.

BGSU students lending a holiday-break hand in Mobile, Ala.

A group of 52 BGSU students, along with four staff members, will put the spirit of the season into action next week in Mobile, Ala.

Rather than heading home following finals, the students will board a bus to give several days of their holiday break to help Mobile residents still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

From Dec. 18-21, the student and staff volunteers are scheduled to help tear water-logged flooring and walls out of homes that were flooded by the August hurricane; build a home with Habitat for Humanity; distribute donated toys, and, in smaller groups, spend time one evening with two “adopted” families.

BGSU student government leaders, recalling the Falcon football team's trip to Mobile for the GMAC Bowl last December, suggested that the University adopt the city after Katrina hit. More than $5,000 was recently raised on campus for the Red Cross there.

“Out of the fund-raising efforts came a decision to do more than send money,” said Clinton Stephens, explaining how the idea for the trip was hatched.

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