Mount Mercy students volunteer during Spring Outreach

Mount Mercy students sacrificed a Saturday morning in order to reach out within the community and live out the call to serve during Spring Outreach. More than 60 students joined together in teams to perform tasks such as yard work, staining decks, cleaning and volunteering for Cedar Rapids' non-profits.

An annual tradition on Mount Mercy's campus, Spring Outreach provides an opportunity for students to volunteer within the community and positively impact individuals in need of assistance with chores and help non-profit organizations in need of volunteers.

Mount Mercy students participate in Spring Outreach"I think Mount Mercy students love to serve because it is a significant part of who we are as a campus," says Coordinator of Leadership Programs Mindy Chrisman '05. "Prospective students can see that we are an institution that truly cares about helping people. From the moment they first visit, our students can identify that they will be able to be of service to others while they are enrolled at Mount Mercy."

Several clubs and students groups participated in the outreach, including the women's basketball team and Head Coach Aaron Jennings, the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) club, and students in the STEPS leadership program. Agencies that were impacted by Mount Mercy volunteers on Saturday included House of Hope, the Catherine McAuley Center, the Catholic Worker House, and several individuals through Aging Services. 

For video highlights of the service day, find Mount Mercy on YouTube.

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