GALVESTON, Texas-For many college students, spring break is all about sun, sand and surf.
But for a group of young do-gooders, many of whom attend Oklahoma State University, this year's spring break is about sweat.
And lots of it.
As many as 5,000 college students from around the country have descended upon Galveston to help the city rebuild after Hurricane Ike, city officials said Monday.
"It's a good cause. And nothing like busting out some windows to relieve stress," OSU student Shaina Mitchell said.
"I really just feel like this is something that I'm passionate about for sure. I really like helping people who are in need," OSU student Adam Greer said.
For many Galveston residents, it seems like the rest of the world has moved on from Hurricane Ike, leaving them to pick up the pieces.
"Looking it up on the Internet and finding out stuff about it, it seemed like you guys didn't get much media attention," OSU student Cody Jarboe said.
But the presence of these students is a testament to the fact that maybe the rest of the world does remember what happened here just six months ago.
"It's an amazing outpouring of support, and these young people have high ideals. They understand what the residents have been going through," City of Galveston spokesperson Alicia Cahill said.