ALBANY, N.Y. -- Some area college students are rolling up their sleeves to help give back to those in need in Washington, DC.
Fifteen students along with five advisers from the College of Saint Rose are giving up their last week of winter break to volunteer their time to help others.
The group will serve the less fortunate, preparing and serving more than one thousand meals each day.
The trip isn't only about volunteering; the students are also there to spread the word about homelessness.
"The biggest solution is just to make sure that people understand and that's why we do this trip. We raise awareness within the Albany community, we raise awareness within the DC community and we raise awareness within the Saint Rose community so just then, we've probably reached at least a thousand people," said Elyse Oosterman, Student Co-Leader.
Students will meet with Senators Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Chris Gibson.
The group will also assist the poor and those living with HIV, AIDS and other illnesses.