News

Share

College Holds 19th Annual Quake Day of Community Service

84 Participants Volunteered at 19 Locations

April 21, 2012

Sophomore Chris Lutz (left) and Dajuan Carpenter cleaned fitness machines at the Clinton County YMCA for their service project at the 19th annual Quake.

Sophomore Chris Lutz (left) and Dajuan Carpenter cleaned fitness machines at the Clinton County YMCA for their service project at the 19th annual Quake.

The day was cold and wet but the hearts were warm and spirits high of the 84 Wilmington College students, faculty and staff that participated in the 19th annual Quake day of voluntary community service Saturday (April 21).

Following a brunch at which they got their assignments, the Quake participants set out to 19 locations in Wilmington and Clinton County to clean, rake, weed, organize, paint and polish, according to Tara Lydy, director of WC’s Center for Service and Civic Engagement.

This year’s sites included: Hazard Arboretum, Clinton County YMCA, Grow Food, Grow Hope pop bottle house, Clinton County Homeless Shelter, Clinton County Youth Council, Harvest of Gold, Clinton County Leadership Institute, Camp Joy, Pioneer Village.

Also, Cape May Retirement Village, Wilmington Nursing and Rehab, Clinton County Hospice, Orion/Nike Center, Sugar Grove Cemetery, Sugartree Ministries, Grow Food, grow Hope backyard gardens, Lytle Creek Trail, Denver Park and Clinton County Adult Center.

Following the service project, the contingent returned to campus, where they completed a survey and many of them stayed to vote online for Grow Food, Grow Hope in the $20,000 DeLoach Vineyards “Support Community Gardens” contest. You too can vote for GFGH at: http://www.deloachcommunitygardens.com/

Also a veteran of the Quake, alumnus Ashley Daniels and her parents displayed their commitment to the event by donating everyone’s lunch for the eighth consecutive year.