Regional Day of Service On Tap For Susquehanna University Volunteers
March 13, 2009
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University students, faculty and staff members will converge on area nursing homes, parks and hospitals to lend helping hands as part of the college’s annual SU SERVE program on March 21. The group of volunteers will depart from Susquehanna’s Weber Chapel at 12:15 p.m. to spend the afternoon painting, planting, preparing meals and more at about 20 locations throughout the region.
Among other activities, this year’s volunteers will wash fire trucks at Dauntless Hook & Ladder in Selinsgrove, walk dogs at the Mostly Mutts Animal Shelter in Sunbury and build shelves for food storage at Danville State Hospital.
“This event provides a chance for the university community to come together to aid the surrounding community,” said Mandy Nagy, AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator of civic engagement at Susquehanna. “This is the only university volunteer event that is open to participation from all students, faculty and staff. It gets people out and about as the weather starts to break.”
The day will end back at Weber Chapel with refreshments and reflection.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a private liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study and service learning abroad, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers.
Contact: Karen Jones