Thanks to the work of 103 faculty, staff and students, 361 service hours were completed in one day, during Meredith’s annual Splash into Service event.
The fifth annual Splash into Service was held on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event was begun by a student in 2008.
Participants were able to serve on campus and in two community sites this year. One option was a Communities in Schools event in the nearby Method Neighborhood, which was coordinated through the Chaplain’s Community Connections initiative. Other volunteers served at Marbles Museum’s “Kickoff to Kindergarten” event.
Splash into Service volunteers also participated in service efforts right on campus. These projects were led by Facilities Maintenance Manager Todd Lechner and Grounds Manager Aaron Schettler. On campus, efforts included replacing pavers in the Courtyard and outside McIver Amphitheater, re-finishing teak wood furniture outside residence halls and the library, power washing and clearing bike racks, replacing desks in Joyner, and deep cleaning Jones Chapel.
“By taking just a few hours to help my school, I gained so much pride for Meredith and will be more careful in the future to take good care of her,” said student volunteer Britney Wiggins. “I just might have to take a detour to my classes so that I can walk on the sidewalk that I and my fellow classmates helped to create.”
Splash into Service is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Leadership and Service, Facilities and Grounds.
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