Campus Ministry Travels to Houston for Spring Break
Over 30 students traveled to Texas during spring break to spread service to the Houston community with the Office of Campus Ministry.
While there, students met with the young-adult group of St. Anne's parish which is a Basilian parish in Houston. The group led Fisher students on visits throughout the greater Houston area.
On Monday, one group completed two 3-hour shifts at the Houston Food Bank. The first shift they spent boxing fruits and vegetables that would go to underprivileged schools. Students put together 450 boxes in three hours. The second shift consisted of making meal bags that would go home with kids on the weekends. That same day, they assorted donations. “During this trip, I was reminded that poverty wears many hats, and you can't judge a book by its cover," said Macgregor Winegard ’22.
On Tuesday, students did work on the retreat center, ranging from sanding to caulking. They went to the Houston rodeo afterward which was a cultural experience for students, and had the opportunity to take in a performance by country singer Maren Morris after the rodeo.
Additional service initiatives included volunteering at a drive-through soup kitchen and working in a homeless shelter, helping people clean laundry and providing them with clean clothes, sleeping bags, and lunch.
"I have now been on three different Campus Ministry service trips, all of which have been so fun and unique. I have been really pushed out of my comfort zone and shown new things. I have developed really strong connections with everyone I've been on the trips with, and made memories that will last a lifetime," said Winegard.