March 13, 2007

Students help clear hurricane debris

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Purdue student Fernando Moriera, foreground, helps remove a washing machine from a flood-damaged house in New Orleans. Moriera, a graduate student in the Krannert School of Management from West Lafayette, Ind., is part of a group of University Residences students taking part in Ultimate Spring Break Challenge 2007 by helping families clean up properties damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students were able to save a child's doll and a few photographs from this house in the Ninth Ward. In addition, volunteers must sort out several categories of debris, including hazardous substances, electronics, construction materials and inoperable appliances, which is then collected by Federal Emergency Management Agency employees. (Purdue News Service photo/Jim Schenke)

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