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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Day of Service

From digging in the dirt to sewing at the school, employees from Brookhaven College were out in force for the “Day of Service” on Feb. 18.

Terri Edrich, director of human resources and chair of the college’s Day of Service committee, said that 228 employees participated for a total of 1,348.50 hours.

Approximately 30 employees served as greeters at DFW airport for troops returning home.

More than 20 helped at the Lake Highlands Community Garden and there were at least a dozen at the Harry C. Withers Elementary School garden. Both these locations had weeds pulled, mulch raked, roses trimmed and much, much more with volunteers enjoying the day outdoors.

There were coolers loaded into cars as groups delivered Meals on Wheels. Books found their way to the proper shelves at the Mesquite Public Library. Wood was chopped at the Heritage Farmhouse. The Coppell Nature Trails also got a bit of grooming and clean-up.

Four different agencies will receive donations of nine quilts and many crochet projects after 32 employees had needles flying to honor or comfort wounded veterans, homeless people and patients of HIV/AIDS. More than 15 students spent a day at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area re-planting native grasses with geology professor Susan Maxey.

In addition to all the group activities, many individuals chose other locations for their service, including the University Park Public Library and the African American Museum in Fair Park.