On Nov. 20, 2015, students, faculty, and staff from all of our 27 Virginia College campuses and Online Programs joined to give back to local communities as part of Community Service Day 2015. Each campus organized a service project to benefit a local charity or organization of their choice.
Those organizations included the Salvation Army, where students and staff at Virginia College in Shreveport volunteered packing food boxes, sorting donations, and preparing for their annual Thanksgiving meal. Virginia College in Chattanooga volunteers helped out at the Ronald McDonald House. Twenty-six volunteers at our Huntsville campus helped transform the Community Gardens at CASA of Madison County, which provides services and care for the aging and homebound so they can continue living in their homes. Virginia College in Savannah students and staff extended a helping hand to the Boy Scouts of America. Our Greensboro campus students and staff spent the day landscaping for The Servant Center, which provides resources and housing for disabled and homeless veterans.
Volunteers from Mobile helped out at the Bay Area Women Coalition Green Housing Initiative, while Greenville campus volunteers did some painting work at Safe Harbor, which provides support to victims of domestic violence. In Columbus and in Pensacola, volunteers joined forces with Habitat for Humanity.
We'd like to thank everyone who helped make it possible for our students, faculty and staff to give back to so many great community organizations.