Henderson State University faculty, staff and students will be “Reddie” to serve the community on March 2 by helping citizens clean up and improve their properties in the Arkadelphia area. Volunteers will paint, mow, rake, pick up trash and even stuff Easter eggs during Henderson’s Reddie to Serve Day.
“‘Reddie to Serve’ is Henderson’s way of saying we understand the importance of what a well-groomed city means to the recruitment of industry, attracting students to our universities, and the overall aesthetics that exhibit pride in an environment,” said Dr. Lewis Shepherd, vice president of student and external affairs.
More than 300 volunteers from the campus community are expected to help tackle 77 projects submitted by local citizens and agencies. They will get the morning started with a free breakfast on campus. Following a pep rally, the volunteers will receive their assignments and go to their project sites.
Once the projects are completed, they will return to campus for lunch.