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MTV To Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims During Spring Break

'Spring Fix' Initiative To Select 50 Students To Help Rebuild N.Y./N.J. Communities During Spring Break 1/14/2013 9:41 AM Eastern

MTV during Spring Break this March will bring 50 college students together to help rebuild the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy as part of partnership with the United Way and mtvU.

MTV’s  “Spring Fix” initiative will feature 50 students chosen by the network to work during the week of March 17-23 to help rebuild the areas of New York and New Jersey devastated by the October storm, according to network officials.  All of the “Spring Fix” activities – MTV cameras will capture the work done by the students as well as celebrities and politicians -- will air during a special “Spring Break” themed week on MTV, mtvU and MTV2.

To thank the 50 students for their service and raise funds for the United Way, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey will host a “Spring Fix” concert on March 23, said network officials. Additional details on the “Spring Fix” concert and performers to be announced at a later date. 

 “We’re thrilled to partner with our audience and United Way to provide desperately needed help to communities in need following Hurricane Sandy,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV in a statement.  “These young people are skipping the typical spring break parties to give back, and we’re honored to spotlight their work across our network.”