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SU Holds Annual Community Service Day

August 16, 2006
SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – More than 500 first-year students, upper-class students, faculty and staff will continue Susquehanna University’s 13th annual community service day on Saturday, Aug. 26. Dubbed SU G.I.V.E. (Susquehanna University: Get Into Volunteer Experiences), the event is part of the new student orientation week, introducing first-year students to the Susquehanna University community and its long-standing tradition of service and leadership.

According to Eric Lassahn, coordinator of volunteer programs, the day is beneficial in two ways. It helps new students strengthen their relationships with one another and the community at large. Teams of volunteers, led by numerous faculty and staff, including university President L. Jay Lemons and Dean of Student Life Tracy Tyree, will work from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 27 different sites in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Montour counties.

Some of the volunteer sites include Danville State Hospital, Dauntless Hook and Ladder Company, Shikellamy State Park, Evangelical Community Hospital, Families Learning Together literacy action agency, Far Point Animal Rescue, Geisinger House of Care, Grayson View Assisted Living, Haven Ministry homeless shelter in Sunbury, Kids! Grove, Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, the Ronald McDonald house of Danville, Selinsgrove AYSO, Sunbury Community Hospital, T&D's Cats of the World, and the Selinsgrove Restoration Project.

Upon their return to campus around 4 p.m., the group will take part in a reflection and appreciation program, followed by a pizza party. Dominoes Pizza is donating pizzas as a token of appreciation for the volunteers’ hard work. For more information, contact the Office of Volunteer Programs at 570-372-4139.

Contact: Victoria Kidd


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