No one quite remembers when Marquette University students started an annual trek from Milwaukee to Enid, but it was at least two decades ago.
Local Habitat for Humanity Vice President Matt Briscoe said another, more senior member of Habitat remembers the group being around before he started volunteering in 1997.
The tradition originates each year with the Marquette Action Program, an offshoot of the Jesuit school’s mission of social justice volunteerism. Every year, more than 200 students from the school take their designated spring break to join others in various programs that include education, mentoring, elder care and others.
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