Business student Kaitlyn Gorton spent her spring break from classes volunteering with Eight Days of Hope. She traveled to Houston, TX along with over 4,000 volunteers from all over the U.S. and internationally. Kaitlyn did some demolition, hung drywall, and helped build kitchen cabinets. Eight Days of Hope has helped over 300 families so far that were affected by hurricane Harvey last year.
Kaitlyn, who enjoys painting and going to the beach, will graduate with a B.S.B.A. in Tourism and Event Management in May 2018. “I’m looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for me,” she shared. “Hopefully a good job, a place of my own, and a family of my own 5-10 years down the road.” Kaitlyn would also like to have her own animal shelter one day. She advises fellow students to make the most of their college experience, because “you’ll graduate before you know it!”
Eight Days of Hope is a Mississippi-based Christian, non-profit organization that is both evangelical and non-denominational. To become a volunteer or to learn more, visit https://eightdaysofhope.com/.