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Spring Fix

April 1st - 15th

Spring Fix Performances

Watch Ne-Yo and Tiimeflies perform at the Spring Fix concert at Six Flags.

On The Ground In New Jersey

We talk to NJ native, Kenny Santucci, about coming back to his hometown with MTV to help clean-up after Hurricane Sandy.

Check-In with Volunteers and Jersey Shore Cast

Find out more about the work they did during Spring Fix

Behind The Scenes

Check out a few photos of Andrew Jenks and the Jersey Shore cast during the Spring Fix event at Six Flags.

Rebuilding New Jersey

Check out photos of Kenny Santucci and our Spring Fix volunteers rebuilding homes devastated by hurricane Sandy.

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Highlights

  1. This year Spring Breakers from across the country volunteered to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Here is a look at just some of their restoration efforts at a damaged church in the hard hit area of The Rockaways in NY.

  2. Dave Juan, a homeowner and shopkeeper in Long Beach, expected to surf the morning after the storm. Instead, he discovered both his home and business had been destroyed. Mike Fallon, an mtvU Spring Fix volunteer and student journalist, interviewed Dave about his experience after the storm.

  3. Meet Robert Doak, a student from Wake Tech Community College in North Carolina who made the trip to Spring Fix with low expectations. Little did he know that he would be his team's greatest asset and have the opportunity to make a big difference in Staten Island.

  1. Jersey Shore cast, Andrew Jenks, Justin Tuck and student volunteers help rebuild communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy for mtvU's Spring Fix.

  2. MTVu's Quinn Marcus tries to give away tickets to ride Bumper cars with Ne-Yo in exchange for donations to The United Way for Hurricane Sandy relief.

  3. Kenyatta Giddings, an mtvU Spring Fix volunteer and student journalist, captured the town's slow but steady revival, interviewing fellow student volunteers and active members of the local community.

  1. The students were shocked by the extent of the damage they encountered upon their arrival. Over the course of the week, they installed insulation and drywall in one home and made their mark on one elderly couple's lives.

  2. While homicide rates have dropped across the nation, they have steadily risen in Chicago. A group of Howard University students traveled to Chicago in an effort to reverse the trend.

  3. Learn about additional opportunities for you to get involved with communities that need your help this Spring Break from United Way.

About Spring Fix

  1. MTV partnered with United Way and mtvU to host "Spring Fix," an alternative spring break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. MTV brought 50 college students to the New York/New Jersey area to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. "Spring Fix" kicked off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special free concert at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey with Ne-Yo and Timeflies. MTV cameras were on the ground capturing all the "Spring Fix" activities and the celebrities who stopped in and took part.

    To thank the 50 students for their service, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey hosted a free "Spring Fix" concert on Saturday, March 23, 2013, the season opening of the park. Great Adventure attendees were also able to attend the concert, and a portion of the proceeds from that day were donated to United Way.

    It's more than Spring Break, it's SPRING FIX.

    Volunteering at Spring Fix isn't the only way to serve those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and other issues. If you want to make a difference, you can take one of the actions below:

    1. FIND ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: Spring Fix isn't the only game in town.  Check out other alternative spring break projects from United Way.

    2. DONATE: Contribute a few bucks to improve the lives of those affected by Hurricane Sandy by supporting long-term community building. Just $10 could buy a panel of drywall to help rebuild a child's bedroom. Don't have the resources to give personally? Create an online fundraising page to support United Way. It's easy and we'll show you how

    3. SPREAD THE WORD: Lend us your voice and become an advocate for disaster recovery.
    Start by sharing your story of how you have served or plan to serve on social
    media and use the hashtag #SpringFix.

    4. START A STUDENT UNITED WAY CHAPTER: Find out if your campus has a Student United Way chapter and if not, start your own so you can improve lives all year long.

    5. VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Find your United Way chapter by entering your zip code in the box below to contact your United Way. You can also take
    the pledge to be a volunteer reader, tutor and mentor
    and discover volunteer opportunities in your community right now.







    This promotion is being run by MTV in partnership with United Way. For inquiries, please contact MTV at mtvspringfix@gmail.com.

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