Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand

August 22, 2021

On Monday, August 23, over 230 first time, first year students completed a collective 462 hours of community service throughout the town of Mount Olive.  From 9 to 11 AM, the students dispatched to various areas in the town to paint, stain, mulch, weed, create, cleanup, and landscape.  The students focused their efforts on several areas including Westbrook Park, All the King’s Children, Make a Difference Food Pantry, Genesis Nursing Home, and several areas around the Mount Olive campus and on the streets of Mount Olive.

“Giving back is a vital part of our student’s education process and aligns with our University Covenant,” said Director of UMO’s First Year Experience Ashley Gayles.  “Along with familiarizing our students with the town and community, this experience also give our students a chance to create and build a network outside of campus.”