ACU students give back to Abilene community Saturday

Posted April 16, 2010

serviceThe entire Abilene Christian University community will serve together throughout the Abilene community as part of the ACU for Abilene Service Day this Saturday.

Sponsored by ACU's Service Action Leadership Team (SALT) and the Christian Center for Service and Leadership, the event will send ACU students, faculty and staff out into the community to participate in diverse service projects at fourteen difference sites. Participants will enjoy a celebration picnic at the end of the day.

Duties of the groups vary from manual labor at places like Hope Haven, the Abilene Zoo and Highland Church of Christ’s Front Porch ministry, to visiting with the disabled or elderly at Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center and the Coronado Nursing Center.

Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff members are expected to participate in the event this year. Each participant has volunteered for one of the specific sites selected by the SALT planning committee.

"The committee investigated the needs of the organizations and worked with our community partners that we have worked with before during this event," says Kate Huggins, the Special Events Coordinator of SALT. "We actually received several requests without solicitation because our partners know about the effect this annual event can have."

To learn more about ACU's work through the Service Action Leadership Team, visit their website.