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Shaw Students Participate in National Day of Service
Volunteers National Day of Service

September 11, 2012 – In conjunction with Activate Good and the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department, the Shaw University Athletic Training Program participated in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Along with other local organizations, Shaw students volunteered in the Downtown Raleigh community.

Students spent the morning participating in a project to beautify Chavis Way, an extension of Chavis Park. They helped to mulch and protect trees that remained standing after the April 2011 tornado which damaged extensive portions of downtown Raleigh, including the University. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and other community leaders stopped by and gave their appreciation for the students’ volunteer work. Students participating in the project included: Shaquira Timmons, Camilla Henry, Kayer Faier, Ronald Davis, Walter Reed, Chris Clark and Alyssa Tarver. Faculty members Dr. Corrie Struble and Mr. Anthoni Wedderburn accompanied the students.

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

Additional information taken from www.serve.gov.