Sep. 13, 2011

100 Volunteers continue tradition of helping the community

100 volunteers

New and transfer students helped with various projects throughout Livingston County in the 100 Volunteers event Sept. 10, including cleaning and organizing the shelves at Wadsworth Library in Geneseo./PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11

 

 

 

 

Geneseo has a rich tradition of assisting others in the local community, demonstrated by being named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for five years.

Approximately 150 new and transfer students continued that legacy on Sept. 10 by participating in 100 Volunteers, which brings them together to work on various projects throughout Livingston County. Students spent the day working on projects at 14 different locations in the area, including yard clean-up, library assistance, painting, trail clearing and other assistance in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. After the event, the volunteers were treated to a lunch at the Interfaith Center, as part of the White House's Interfaith Community Service Campus Initiative, a program that helps to engage college campuses in building understanding among communities and contributing to the common good.