“To have 40 people come through for four hours makes a huge difference in our ability to serve the community. It means the world to us.”
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Building on a Tradition of Giving
The Treasure Savannah Spring 2011 day of service attracted 224 Armstrong students, faculty, staff and alumni who fanned out across the city to provide volunteer service at the Union Mission, West Broad Street YMCA, and Keep Savannah Beautiful on the morning of March 5. Volunteers also assisted with a cleanup of the Armstrong grounds, repair of walkways, and repainting curbs and parking lot lines.
The second Treasure Savannah day of service builds upon a new tradition of community service initiated with the key support of Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken in fall 2010 as part of the university’s 75th anniversary celebration.
“Armstrong was founded by the City of Savannah and this is an opportunity for the university to give back to the community and the people of Savannah in a meaningful way,” said Chris Nowicki, assistant director for Student Union and Activities, who helped organize the event.
Volunteers, including President Bleicken, helped prepare gardens for spring planting at the West Broad YMCA, cleaned out an old Union Mission house in midtown in preparation for renovation, and cleaned up the grounds near the Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship Church for Keep Savannah Beautiful, which is participating in the City of Savannah Greater American Initiative for the month of March.
“We rely heavily on volunteers, especially for the big projects,” said Peter Doliber, executive director/CEO of West Broad Street YMCA. “To have 40 people come through for four hours makes a huge difference in our ability to serve the community. It means the world to us.”
View pictures from the Treasure Savannah event.