Serve in honor: Students volunteer time in service projects to honor those who died on 9/11 (Gallery)
Published 3:00 am Friday, September 12, 2014
“I don’t have class on Thursday afternoons, and this is a little more fulfilling than buying a shirt,” Avery said laughingly. Avery volunteered as part of Troy Univerity’s Fall Days of Service, an event sponsored by the University’s Office of Learning and Civic Engagement. Students will be giving their time and energy to many agencies around the Troy Community that are in need of volunteer service, including Murphree Park, the Boy’s and Girls Club of Pike County, Head Start Program, Salvation Army, Sav-A-Life, Christian Love Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Pioneer Museum and Noble Manor Senior Center.
Freshman Mary Ferrell encouraged fellow students to volunteer. She said she didn’t come out to volunteer for hours for an organization requirement. It’s been an activity she has enjoyed doing for most of her life. “If you don’t volunteer, you’re missing out on a lot of opportunities,” Ferrell said. “You have an opportunity for personal fulfillment and at the same time fulfill someone else’s need.”