Waynesburg University’s incoming freshman class participated in 23 service projects in Greene County Saturday, Aug. 26. The event was held in conjunction with the University’s New Student Orientation weekend.
“It was so amazing to witness the Waynesburg University Class of 2021 volunteer at 23 local non-profit organizations within Greene County,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services. “Our hope is that our new students will fall in love with these local service organizations and want to return as a regular volunteer.”
The approximately 560 volunteers assisted with maintenance and outdoor cleanup work at sites such as First Presbyterian Church, Hill’s Schoolhouse Cemetery, the Mission House, the Ronald McDonald House and the Humane Society of Greene County. Volunteers also participated in projects that benefited Adopt-A-Highway, Greene County Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.
Other service included hosting games and fellowship with the residents of Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, school clothes distribution on behalf of the Greater Waynesburg Christian Outreach and store organization for the Cherry Door and Hidden Treasure thrift stores.
The freshman class served alongside Fiat Lux faculty and staff instructors, Bonner Scholars and orientation leaders.
“Service is in the DNA of Waynesburg University, and the new student day of service was such a great way to celebrate our mission and the Greene County community that surrounds Waynesburg University,” said Hardie.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations
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