It was 6 a.m. at the Cleveland Hopkins International airport, where 15 Cleveland State students overtook a slew of benches, intermixed with the mass amount of brightly colored suitcases in every shape and size. This was a group of students who signed up with Viking Expeditions, a student led service organization, to travel 1,365 miles from their Cleveland homes to make the dream of living in a home a reality for two Santa Fe families.
Vinnie Cardamone, CSU nursing major, sacrificed his spring break, a coveted time for many college students, to spend in the sunny state of New Mexico where the air is dry, the altitude is high, and the vast sky is a constant shade of blue. This was his first experience traveling with Viking Expeditions and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, but he knew it wouldn’t be his last. Continue reading