Spring Break


Hurricane Harvey Relief


Dates - March 24-March 31st, 2018  

Location - Houston, TX

Price:  $189 for the week (if registered by Feb. 14th), $209 after thaT - includes all transportation, lodging, and most meals, materials

Invest your Spring Break in something meaningful.....People who need help!  Road trip with a purpose this Spring Break and join Cru in Houston and we help serve people whose lives were devastated by the recent flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey.  

We will be partnering with local organizations to help serve communities in the Houston area that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  We will also be joining up with college students from around the nation to come help serve Houston.  No construction/building experience required.  We will not be assigned to locations that are unsafe or that require professionals to do the labor.  We'll be flying to Houston on March 24th, returning to Boston on the afternoon of the 31st.  

Schedule for the week:

  • Arrive Saturday night, March 24th
  • Sunday - No work during the daytime, evening program/orientation
  • Monday-Thursday - work days,
  • Friday - day off - go to beach or other fun activity
  • Saturday, March 31st, head to airport in the morning and return to Boston.


The trip is open to all students at MIT.  You don't have to be involved in Cru to come.  You can invite friends to come along as well. In fact, we encourage you to invite others to come!

This is what is included in the cost:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Lodging for 7 nights
  • Ground transportation
  • Most of your meals
  • Materials needed for the week and conference costs
  • Insurance

****When you register you will be asked to pay$209.  It will say that this price does not include transportation to Houston.  We are raising money from Cru alumni to pay for all of your airfare and ground transportation, so you will not be responsible to pay any more money for transportation costs.  You do not need to arrange your plane flight.  Cru is buying all the tickets and arranging the details.  We will need to get more info from you for your plane ticket once you register. 

*****And if you would need more scholarship help with the costs you can ask one of the Cru staff.  Also, we will help you raise funds to help with these costs.  Many people love to give to opportunities like this!  

Here is the website with more info about the trip and registration links.  

REGISTER HERE (be sure to click week 4):

You will also find answers to questions about what to pack, where we will be staying, schedule, and more on this website.


Scholarship Money:

We do have some additional scholarship money set aside to help those in financial need.  Please email Chris at cswanson[at] for more info.        

How to raise funds to pay for the remaining cost of the trip:

Many of us have raised financial support to help fund this missions trip.  Friends, family, and churches have been very enthusiastic about giving to help send students on our Spring Break trips.  Basically, this entails sending out letters to people about your trip and asking them to partner with you and send you on the trip.  We can give you information on how to do this.  Anyone who wants to give can simply write a check to Cru or we will have an online giving link set up as well.  Email Chris at cswanson[at] for more info on how to do this.