orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

May 5, 2013

Duyen Do serves community as part of University of Dallas alternative Spring Break

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The Orange Leader

IRVING, TX — Duyen Do, a freshman biochemistry major from Orange, was among a contingent of University of Dallas students and campus ministers that traveled to Kansas City, Mo. in March for this year's Alternative Spring Break (ASB). While there, the group volunteered with A Simple House, an organization that serves, according to their mission statement, "the poorest of the poor," helping prepare and deliver meals to homeless people and to repair the house that serves as a base for the group's ministry.

During ASB, students participate in service-oriented activities that meet spiritual needs and provide personal enrichment. Preparation for ASB takes place in various ways, including an application and interview process. Once selected, the group of students goes through a faith formation process and learns the organization's pillars – service, prayer, simplicity and community. The students also raise funds to cover the trip expenses, and attend a day-long retreat before they leave for their assigned location.