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WVSU plans day of community service

By Staff reports

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University will be giving back to residents of the Kanawha Valley on April 27, during the university's first Cares Day.

The event will bring together WVSU alumni, faculty, staff and students who will fan out across Kanawha and Putnam counties to perform volunteer work on a variety of projects.

Volunteers are still being sought to participate in Cares Day, and all current and former Yellow Jackets are welcome to lend a hand, says Joe Oden, assistant vice president of enrollment and student affairs.

Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects throughout the area, including roadside cleanup, painting, tree trimming, digging or window washing. Other types of projects could involve working with youth, literacy education, serving meals or office work.

Individuals and groups in the community can submit jobsites for consideration as part of Cares Day. The application to submit a jobsite for consideration can also be found at www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.

A registration form for volunteers is available at the same Web address. Registration is required, and the deadline to register to be a volunteer is April 17. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Registration forms for volunteers and applications for site consideration can also be picked up on the WVSU campus in Room 103 of the Wilson University Union or in Room 130 of Ferrell Hall.

For more information, contact Joe Oden at 304-766-3140 or odenjr@wvstateu.edu.


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