Sixteen Randolph-Macon Academy students, along with six adult chaperones, spent most of their spring break at the Washington United Methodist Church Disaster Recovery Center in eastern North Carolina.
The recovery center, in operation since Hurricane Matthew in 2016, was in need of a few repairs itself. The group received on-the-job training the first day by helping to stain decks and walls in a pavilion for supply storage.
Students also helped residents in Belhaven, North Carolina, whose mobile homes were damaged by Hurricane Florence in September. The group worked on skirting the outside of a mobile home, put in flood vents and built two 8-by-8-foot decks so future work could be done on flooring, insulation and other repairs.