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Saratoga native Kelsey Jones volunteered, helped village in Dominican Republic


Photo courtesy of Kelsey Jones

Above photo. The International Student Volunteers group with residents of the village of Los Francos. The volunteers helped build a community center, latrines and poured concrete floors in houses last year.

"You give something to a child, even if its just a hug, and you see their faces light up. There really is no better gift than that," Kelsey Jones, 22-year-old University of Wyoming (UW) student and Saratoga native, said about her time volunteering in the Dominican Republic village of Los Francos.

Los Francos is in the southern part of the Dominican Republic near the city of San Cristobal. Jones spent a month in the island nation, two weeks of which were used to build a community center, four latrines and laying a concrete floor for a house. The project was organized by International Student...

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