Students Kick Off Homecoming Week by Volunteering for Into the Streets
Volunteers gathered at Latshaw Plaza at 11:30 a.m. to sign in and get donuts and muffins before heading to their service locations. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.
BY JIM MALVEN
Students performed community service at various sites throughout Fulton Saturday afternoon for Into the Streets, Westminster’s annual day of service and the unofficial start of Homecoming Week.
Unlike in previous years, when individual students would sign up for volunteer locations, entire organizations chose one particular site to work at. Participating organizations included African Student Union, Alpha Gamma Delta, Beta Theta Pi, Black Student Union, ECoS, freshman seminar groups, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Theta, Service Corps and Westminster Habitat for Humanity. Although most students served with their respective organizations, unaffiliated students helped out as well.
One hundred sixty students signed up for Into the Streets, and they volunteered at 12 different community locations: Callaway Head Start, Central Missouri Community Action Center, Churchill Terrace, Faith Maternity Care, First Presbyterian Church, Fulton Education Center, Garrett Animal Shelter, Highway 54, Our House, SERVE Clothes Cupboard, Stinson Creek and Westminster’s Center for Faith and Service, which includes the Westminster Community Garden and the Blue Jay Food Pantry.