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Ole Miss athletes volunteer in Haiti

(Source: Ole Miss Sports) (Source: Ole Miss Sports)
OXFORD, MS (WMC) -

Last week, select members of the Ole Miss football program and support staff gave up their spring break for the third year in a row to serve others by doing mission work in Camp Marie, Haiti.

A 28-person group representing Ole Miss made the return trip to Camp Marie to help provide valuable irrigation to the crops of Haitian farmers.

In previous trips, the Rebels helped dig a well to provide clean water for the same village.

Click here to view photos from the trip.

Head Coach Hugh Freeze emphasized the value this trip has not only for those he’s serving, but also the Ole Miss players and staff.

“That trip never disappoints in the realm of making you grateful and thankful for what we have here,” Freeze said. “It is a difficult trip for me the older I get, but it’s worth it to a lot of families and kids.”

Ole Miss partnered with the 410 Bridge organization, which has provided continued support for the Haitians that call Camp Marie home.

With the help of 410 Bridge and the Rebels, Camp Marie is now closer to being able to take higher steps and see economic growth as a village.

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