West Virginia State University’s Cares Day Set for April 25

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
March 24, 2015
West Virginia State University’s Cares Day Set for April 25
Volunteers Sought for Annual Day of Giving Back
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will give back to Kanawha Valley residents on Saturday, April 25, during the University’s third annual Cares Day.

Volunteers and job sites are still being sought to participate in Cares Day. The deadline to sign up to volunteer or register a job site is Friday, April 3.

The day-long event will bring together WVSU students, faculty, staff and alumni who will fan out across Kanawha and Putnam counties to perform volunteer work on a variety of projects in support of area residents. Last year, more than 325 volunteers performed over 1,300 hours of service during Cares Day.

All current and former Yellow Jackets are encouraged to lend a hand. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and be treated to a picnic meal on campus at the end of the day. Registration is required for volunteers and available online at www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.

Volunteers will be working on a variety of types of projects throughout the area that could include: roadside clean-up, 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 job sites for consideration as part of Cares Day. The application to submit a job site for consideration can also be found at www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.

For more information, contact Joe Oden at (304) 766-3140 or odenjr@wvstateu.edu or Jerry Miller at (304) 766-3260 or jmiller@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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