Students from the Class of 2012, Wittenberg faculty and staff and student coordinators from the Office of Community Service will work at four different service locations in the Springfield community from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Lunch will be provided on Alumni Way prior to a send-off that includes an address from Professor of Religion and Director of Urban Studies Warren Copeland, who is also Springfield's mayor.
The Wittenberg volunteers will paint and clean a building that will become the Habitat for Humanity Restore, which will house supplies for future projects. They will also clean graffiti-covered walls in the downtown, clean and landscape the Warder Literacy Center, and landscape houses in the South Fountain Historical Neighborhood.
"We see this as the first of many opportunities for students in this year's freshman class to engage the community in which they are going to spend at least the next four years of their lives," said Melissa Jackson, Wittenberg class of 2007, and AmeriCorps VISTA.
To register, Wittenberg students, faculty and staff can log on to the Office of Community Service Web site or call Jackson at (937) 327-7523, starting Wednesday, Aug. 20. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to reserve their spot early.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
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