Re: Service Projects
(no name) ((no email))
Mon, 4 Nov 1991 16:28:00 EDT
"INTO THE STREETS" was a nationwide service day completed at 112 colleges
and universities this past Saturday...the idea was to get ALL service
clubs and organizations to give one full day of service to their communities
(in other words, to go "into the streets".) I would have loved to say that
EKU participated in ITS...but its interfraternity council, its student
association, and the five service organizations (including the Bluegrass
Scouting Alliance Club) declined participation in this service opportunity.
Several members of EKU's service community *did* do some service, and yours
truly did his part by working at the Telford Center, a childcare/senior
citizens' center, scooping out something that looked like cornmeal to
the seventy or so homeless families that were there in the basement. A
friend that I "drug along" also helped with the preparation of meals.
Another fraternity guy did a similar amount of work at the "Open Concern",
a clothing exchange store in downtown Richmond.
ITS worked in many places because of the large number of service organizations
that wanted to engage its members into something useful.
I just wished that the big successes that I read about this morning in other
places would have been possible here in Richmond. I am glad that your
son had a chance to do this, and I wish ITS great success next November!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City