West Virginia State University’s Annual Cares Day Set for April 20

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
April 9, 2019
West Virginia State University’s Annual Cares Day Set for April 20
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will conduct its seventh annual Cares Day on Saturday, April 20, when hundreds of volunteers fan out to perform service work at sites throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties. 

The day-long event brings together WVSU students, faculty, staff and alumni who will perform volunteer work on a variety of projects in support of area residents. In 2018, more than 350 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends participated in Cares Day, contributing more than 1,500 hours of service at more than 37 sites in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

All current and former Yellow Jackets are encouraged to lend a hand, and volunteers for Cares Day will be accepted through Friday, April 12. Registration is required and available online at www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.

Volunteers will be working on a variety of types of projects throughout the area that could include: roadside clean-up, painting, tree trimming, digging or window washing. Other types of projects could involve working with youth, literacy education, serving meals or office work.

In addition, groups in the community can submit job sites for consideration as part of Cares Day. The application to submit a job site for consideration can also be found at www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.

For more information, contact Joe Oden at (304) 766-4101 or odenjr@wvstateu.edu or Jerry Miller at (304) 204-4003 or jmiller@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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