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SEPTEMBER 2019

SJR State kicks off Vikings Days of Service

SJR State staff and students volunteer in various service projects
SJR State staff and students volunteer in various service projects
SJR State staff and students volunteer in various service projects
SJR State staff and students volunteer in various service projects
SJR State staff and students volunteer in various service projects

More than 150 St. Johns River State College students and employees gathered September 13 to launch a new community service project, “Vikings Days of Service.” Teams participated in 19 different projects across the College’s service district in locations from Crescent City to Middleburg to Anastasia Island. The initiative includes two service dates each year: Vikings Fall into Service (held in September) and Vikings Spring into Service (to be held in January).

Melanie Brown, SJR State’s vice president for academic affairs, said she is proud to work with such enthusiastic colleagues who are committed not only to the students’ education, but also to supporting the needs of the communities the College serves. “The reason St. Johns River State College is so special is because of the dedication of our faculty and staff to our students and our communities,” Brown said.

Projects and locations included:

The Clothes Closet and Food Pantry of Orange Park
Heart of Putnam
St. Francis House Shelter & Kitchen
Betty Griffin Center
St. Johns County Council on Aging
First Coast Blessings in a Backpack
Water Works Environmental Education Center
South Putnam Church
Keep Putnam Beautiful Keep Putnam Beautiful
Clay County Animal Services
Hunger Fight
ReStore: Clay County Habitat for Humanity
Middleburg Library
Webster Elementary School
Southwoods Elementary School
Wilkinson Jr. High
Adopt a Highway, St. Augustine Campus
Associates of Vietnam Veterans
Putnam County Cemetery Project

The planning committee is calling for proposals for January’s Vikings Spring into Service through Sunday, Oct. 13. SJR State will consider service projects by organizations and agencies operating within the College’s service district. Such entities may include: chambers of commerce; charitable organizations; civic organizations; cultural centers (libraries, museums, parks); educational organizations; faith-based organizations; healthcare organizations (hospitals, hospices, community health centers); and other service organizations.

 

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