This archived article was written by: Austin Ashcraft
With the start of the new school year, the SUN Center has wasted no time in getting started with service projects. The first major projects of the year will occur this Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers will pile into mini-vans and drive out to either Active Re-Entry to help with the “Day of Caring” or to Huntington to help with the Little Grand Canyon Mammoth Marathon.
The United Way’s “Day of Caring” will start with a kick-off event at the Cultural Connection Peace Gardens at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Saturday morning, there will be a breakfast for volunteers at Fresh Market at 7:30 a.m., then the volunteers will split up and build a fence and install a drip system for Active Re-Entry, Clean areas of Wood Hill, and do yard work at several homes in the community. The SUN Center has partnered specifically with the projects at Active Re-Entry, and will take a team of volunteers to help out.
Another team of volunteers will be helping at the Mammoth Marathon, starting out in Huntington. They will be stationed every two miles along the race to fill cups of water for the runners.
Any who are interested in helping with either one of these or many other projects should contact the SUN Center in JLSC 207.