Disaster Relief

Location: Denver, Colorado
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
Type of Lodging: Community Facility
Fee: $350.00

Service Projects

With an estimated $2 billion in property damage, disaster recovery efforts are needed in Colorado after floods devastated the Denver area in September 2013. We will assist various agencies and provide support to those affected by the floods.

Tasks may include basic repairs, facilities maintenance, donation sorting and various community outreach projects.

2014 Experience

We went to Glen Heaven, a place deep in the Rocky Mountains. Glen Heaven is a place without phone signals; so, we could image how, in the moments of the flood, how helpless some people may have felt. Fortunately, we could do something for them. Some of the things that we did were very small such as clear the mud, fix houses and remove trees. But without the little things we did how could people move forward with construction in these areas? After this trip I experienced a lot of new things. I learned how to use some tools that I had never used before. I witnessed so many things that would not have been possible to see in my daily life at UT Dallas.
- Jiahui Lu, ASB 2014 Disaster Relief participant

Read Jiahui's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2014

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Rescue

Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services

Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.

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Cultural Preservation

Location: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Agency: Cherokee Nation

Work with community members and help revitalize Cherokee Nation's neighborhoods.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Denver, Colorado
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist in disaster recovery efforts and provide support to those affected by floods.

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Education

Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: West Coast Bay Area, California
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Sustainability

Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices taught to farmers in developing countries.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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