“The importance of service to the community is part of our university’s mission and is ingrained in our culture,” said president Cheryl Schrader said in a prepared statement. “We Serve U Day provides Wright State employees and students an opportunity to collectively give back in one coordinated effort.”
Food bank volunteers will bag produce, sort donations, help in the garden and load donations into cars, according to WSU. Those working at Hannah’s Treasure Chest will sort and organize donations, wrap diapers and prepare dental kits.
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Some people will do trail maintenance on the MetroParks Mountain Bike Area in Huffman MetroPark. Other Volunteers will collect and transport donations from on-going We Serve U drives to Crayons to Classrooms and Wright State’s Raid Our Closet.
We Serve U leaders hope the Friday event is the first of many coordinated days of community service that will be hosted by the group at Wright State, said Joanie Hendricks, senior institutional research analyst and co-chair of We Serve U
“[T]his is the first opportunity we have as a group to go out and affect the community at large,” Hendricks said. “I think people really want to give back and this is a great opportunity.”
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