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Spring Work Day meets Huntington community’s needs

Huntington, Ind.-Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service sponsored Spring Work Day on April 18. Twenty-six teams comprised of 213 students, three faculty and three staff completed work projects at 17 sites in Huntington. Sites and tasks included

Victory Noll: landscape work, walking with the Sisters and reading to them

Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County: removing a stick pile, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, helping with recycling, hanging up posters and inflating gym balls

(left to right) Stacie Cheek, Lynette Miller and Nicole Reid wash cars at the Huntington County American Red Cross

Dan Quayle Center: spring cleaning the grounds

Forks of the Wabash: doing outside work, raking and storm clean-up

Huntington Church of the Brethren: cleaning the church

Huntington County Council of Aging: distributing packets to elderly neighbors

Huntington County Solid Waste: cleaning up litter at the Huntington Reservoir and recycling site

Megan Kiehl asks for donations for Love INC.

Huntington Head Start: landscape work, door repair and painting

Kids Kampus: sanitizing playground equipment and cleaning classrooms

Life Church: painting exterior, landscaping and organizing classrooms

Love INC: assisting with a roadblock

Miller's Merry Manor: raking leaves and doing other outside work

Pathfinder Services, Inc.: painting and doing yard work

Huntington County American Red Cross: cleaning vehicles

Salamonie Nature Center: gardening and cleaning up trails

Mimi Kottlowski cleans windows at Miller's Merry Manor.

Salamonie Reservoir: doing litter cleanup and cleaning up trails

Parkview/Huntington Family YMCA: closet cleaning

"Overall I have heard positive comments about Spring Work Day this year," said Laura Groth, program coordinator for the Joe Mertz Center and a junior elementary education major from Winchester, Ind. "The sites were very excited and thankful for all the work the students completed. I hope the students will continue to have a heart for service even though Spring Work Day is over. There are always opportunities to help the community in which we live."

(left to right) Amanda Meyers and Lauren Funicelli do yard work at Miller's Merry Manor.

(left to right) Patrick Irick and Josh Wickersham paint at Kids Kampus.

Sam Schoutko cleans at Kids Kampus.