Simpson University Students to Embark on Eighth Day of Service

For Immediate Release

09.21.2012

REDDING, Calif. - For the eighth consecutive year, dozens of Simpson University students will partner with community organizations in the university’s annual Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 22.

More than 100 students will help with cleaning, painting, landscaping, weeding, and construction at the following Redding and Anderson locations: Women’s Refuge, Living Hope Compassion Ministries, CareNet pregnancy center, Good News Rescue Mission, and the Aquatic Center (Redding); Anderson Community Garden and the Manter House (Anderson).

Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh will join the crew at the community garden, where they will weed, plant and water.

“The Day of Service is an opportunity for the Simpson community to serve the community which has housed us for over 20 years,” said campus pastor Travis Osborne. The event, which usually involves more than 150 students, has doubled its service locations this year.

The Day of Service will kick off a yearlong “culture of service” on campus, where students can be alerted to more immediate community needs and given the opportunity to respond, said Jon Thompson, coordinator for student ministries.

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Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

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