Utah State volleyball player and Draper native Kaitlyn VanHoff recently returned from a month-long trip to Tanzania on the eastern side of Africa volunteering with HELP International. HELP International was created in 1999 to aid recovery efforts after the devastating effects of Hurricane Mitch. The initial 46 volunteers raised $115,000 while spending four months in Honduras. Now with programs in eight different countries, HELP International works with locals to develop communities through public health, education, entrepreneurship and business projects. While in Tanzania, VanHoff -- a junior middle blocker -- kept a journal and upon her return, has shared her experiences from her trip:"Every single person I came in contact with had the most humble, kind attitude I've ever encountered. I don't think we realize how incredibly blessed we actually are here in the United States. ... I've also come to learn that schooling and education are such a huge blessing. ... We live in such a blessed and amazing country, so don't ever take it for granted."