E&H Students Plunge into 2011 Community Service Event
Close to 400 E&H students, alumni, and members of the faculty and staff participated in a wide variety of service projects throughout the region Saturday.
Wearing matching T-shirts, groups of E&H volunteers boarded buses to head to work sites to engage in painting and building projects, to work at food shelters and food distribution centers, and to help clean up remaining debris from a tornado that struck in the spring.
The work was part of the annual E&H Service Plunge, which seeks to introduce new E&H students to the College’ s mission of service. Through the process, E&H students also become better acquainted with others in their campus community as well as the alumni who preceded them at the institution.
A few of the service sites include the following: Rhea Valley Elementary School, Glade Spring Town Square, Hungry Mother State Park, Chilhowie Elementary School, the William King Regional Museum in Abingdon, Feeding American Southwest Virginia in Saltville; Bread of Life food bank in Saltville, Ecumenical Faith in Action in Abingdon, People Inc. in Abingdon, Town of Chilhowie, Valley Health Care Center, Marion Primary School, the Children's Advocacy Center in Bristol, and the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center in Abingdon.
View images from the 2011 E&H Service Plunge.