The start of a new school year always includes anxieties and concerns about new friends and new places. Lebanon Valley College attempts to alleviate those anxieties with their Freshmen Orientation program. Included in the many activities is a time for them to do community service with non-profit organizations throughout the community. Previously, the organizations came to campus and worked with the freshmen there. This year for the first time, the students left campus to go do their community service on site.
On August 28, 2016, 77 LVC students, 69 freshmen and 8 peer mentors (upper classmen) traveled to the Northwest District HUB at Cleona, Immanuel United Methodist Church. The HUB is a branch of Mission Central, the mission warehouse in Mechanicsburg, PA. A variety of projects were tackled by the group which was assisted by 11 members of Immanuel UMC in the projects.
The day was a success in the camaraderie and sharing that all 88 people experienced. But the group accomplished much in helping those in need throughout the area and the world.
Thanks to all who made this possible.