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Serve Like Simmons by: Delani Bauer    

On Thursday, April 4 from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m., Hardin-Simmons University will be hosting Serve Like Simmons.

Each semester HSU students serve the community of Abilene through a day of volunteering.  This semi-annual event is held in remembrance of Dr. James B. Simmons and the impact he had on Hardin-Simmons and Abilene.  Now, it is our turn to make a difference.

This is a great way to meet fellow students, alumni, facility and community members.  Everyone is welcome to join Student Life by participating.  Volunteering helps us to stay connected to HSU’s values of service.  As a Christian school, it is important for us to represent ourselves in our community through acts of service.

This spring’s organizations include the Salvation Army, Abilene Zoo, Food Bank of West Texas and other local nonprofits. There are a wide variety of projects that will take place at these locations.  Through volunteering, you can learn more about Abilene and help support the community.

Volunteering is a great way to connect with the community.  It lets the City of Abilene know that we care about them as much as they care about us.  There is no job too small.  Every volunteer will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the outcome of this year’s project.

Sign-up for this event has already begun.  This year, there are several ways to register.  There is a link in HSU Central that allows students to sign up to volunteer.  In addition, an email has been sent out to current students with a registration link.  Posters are also located around campus with a QR code. 

If you are among the first 75 students to check in on April 4, you will receive a free T-shirt.  So sign up now to reserve your spot.  In addition, a free lunch will be hosted in Moody Center Room 108 for all participants.

Here is a part that everyone can play in serving our community.  The more of us that come together, the greater difference we can make in the lives of those  around us.


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