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Alumni in the News - Jeremiah Perez

posted May 12, 2015, 11:18 AM by Michael Toise   [ updated May 12, 2015, 11:18 AM ]

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MAY 12, 2015

Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

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BMCC Criminal Justice Major Jeremiah Perez agreed, saying he hopes to go back to New Orleans and do more volunteer work when time permits.

“I was able to help a community that suffered from a tragedy so long ago, yet are still suffering till this very day. From the tours and learning the history and seeing the issues for myself, my heart was truly touched” said Perez.

Perez, who plans to complete a bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State, encourages other students to volunteer. He said spending time in New Orleans was more educational than reading about it in a book.