Day of Service 2021

This past Tuesday, almost 200 Tennessee Wesleyan University students gathered for the 10th Annual Day of Service.


The annual event, which has actually run for 11 years but was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, brings students together to operate service projects on campus and throughout the Athens and McMinn County communities. This year’s event had 196 students working at 21 project sites. Below are a few photos and words from students and volunteer leaders.



"I think the biggest impact is on the students. Being able to experience and learn about something, such as the library, and their missions and what they provide has been good for the students." -Danae Anderson, Site Leader


"I think being a servant leader means to be really selfless... I think the best way to serve God is to serve each other. The community does so much for TWU that Day of Service is a great way we can give back to them." -Parker Avery, Student


"I think Tennessee Wesleyan puts on Day of Service to give students the opportunity to get involved in the local community. It is important for us to support our community and get involved in things outside of school." -Emma Blanchard, Student


"Occasionally we need help catching up. Having a large crew like TWU today is very helpful. After fall break we got very, very busy. Getting caught up helps, so the work of helping people can continue." -Kevin Lane, Executive Director for Coordinated Charities 


Painting the Studio Room

Helping Casa Corridor

Packing Food for Table Graces

Painting at the Hope Center

Helping at the Animal Shelter

Organizing at E.G. Fisher Public Library

Helping the Kittens

Assisting Coordinated Charities

Sending Books Back into the Community

Organizing the Shelves at the Library

Love Thy Neighbor Mobile Pantry

Replanting at the Community Garden

Cleaning out the Flowerbeds at the Community Garden