CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – West Virginia State University held its seventh annual WVSU Cares Day today in the Kanawha Valley, aimed to encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in community service this Easter Weekend.
Senior psychology major, Adam, is participating in his second Cares Day and this year he’s dedicating his Saturday to helping clean the downtown YMCA.
“I think often times people get caught up in their day to day lives and we often forget about things that make our community work and make the community function, and I think it’s a great way to help people stay well-rounded,” said Adam.
One faculty member, Pat Schumann, has participated in Cares Day all seven years.
“Well WVSU Cares Day is an annual tradition at West Virginia State and it’s frankly a lot of fun and we feel like we really make a contribution to the community,” said Schumann.
Nineteen other facilities were selected as projects around the community, to name a few:
- Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center
- Kanawha Charleston Humane Association
- Kanawha State Forest Gun Range
- Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
- The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main Plaza
Projects included outdoor/indoor clean-up, literacy education, working with youth, office work and more.