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Hundreds volunteer at Tennessee Wesleyan’s Fourth Annual Day of Service

Students, faculty and staff volunteer at TWC’s Fourth Annual Day of Service.t

4th annual day of service

 

ATHENS, Tenn. – This year’s Tennessee Wesleyan College Day of Service saw 210 students and 29 faculty and staff members volunteer 1,195 hours of service at 19 projects sites. Making an economic impact of approximately $26,947, TWC students, faculty, and staff served the local Athens, Etowah, and Cleveland communities under a “Be the Good” theme, painting, cleaning, planting, and organizing at local businesses and organizations.

“I am so inspired by our campus’s ability to come together to complete such an amazing amount of volunteer work in one day,” said Mandie Thacker Beeler, director of TWC’s Center for Servant Leadership. “I never cease to be astonished by the servant spirit exhibited by TWC students, faculty, and staff every year during the Day of Service.”

From cleaning animal housing at the McMinn County Regional Humane Society to fellowshipping with assisted living residents at Morning Pointe, TWC’s Fourth Annual Day of Service continued the college’s tradition of featuring servant leadership as a cornerstone of its educational experience.

Each year volunteers for TWC’s Day of Service provide services that benefits community members, local ecosystems, and even local animals up for adoption. The college hopes that the impact that is made through its Day of Service gives back to the local businesses and organizations that do so much for TWC and the local communities.

“I cannot express how wonderful it was to see so many students participate in our fourth annual Day of Service.  These students, along with faculty and staff, came together to support and service our community partners in such an amazing way,” said Kirby Deal, community engagement coordinator of TWC’s Center for Servant Leadership. “I am so grateful that we have such a giving campus, and that we were able to do our part for organizations in the community.”

For more information about the TWC Day of Service and servant leadership, visithttp://www.twcnet.edu/academics/service/ or contact TWC Director of the Center for Servant Leadership Mandie Thacker Beeler by phone at 423-746-5244 or by email atmthacker@twcnet.edu.

Tennessee Wesleyan College, founded in Athens, Tenn., in 1857, is a comprehensive liberal arts institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The college’s dedicated faculty and staff believe in providing the resources and support students need to become socially responsible, intellectually skilled and spiritually developed members of our community. For additional information about Tennessee Wesleyan College, visitwww.twcnet.edu, become a TWC fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tnwesleyan, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tnwesleyan.