A large group of Henderson State University students, faculty and staff exemplified what community service is all about on April 12 as they volunteered to perform a variety of tasks throughout Arkadelphia. From mowing and raking to painting and cleaning, the volunteers completed more than 70 projects.
“Reddie to Serve Day 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. “Not only are these students helping, they get to know the people around our community and that is very important.”
Reddie to Serve Day is a community-based service event which began on Sept. 11, 2010, and is held once each spring and fall semester. The event focuses on Arkadelphia residents who are in need of assistance such as the disabled, senior citizens, single-parent homes and non-profit organizations.