More than 155 students and 17 members of the faculty and staff pitched in during this year's area-wide community service project known as Join Hands Miami Valley (JHMV), a local celebration of National Make a Difference Day.
Members of the CJ community again joined with hundreds of volunteers from Dayton-area schools and corporations October 26-27 to do their part on one of the nation’s largest days of volunteerism. JHMV is one of five community-wide volunteer service days organized by United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's Volunteer Connection.
The event, in its 22nd year, featured nearly 40 local community service projects hosted by 30 local nonprofit agencies – twice as many projects as last year. The United Way expected a total of approximately 600 volunteer participants, up from 377 last year.
Along with CJ, this year’s volunteer base comes from places including Central State University, Sinclair Community College, Spring Valley Academy, University of Dayton, and Wright State University, as well as the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Youth Council and employees from GE Capital.
Volunteer Connection connects more than 3,500 people and companies with volunteer opportunities including participation in initiatives that mobilize all ages, ethnicities, and genders. Learn more at www.VolunteerDayton.org.
Locations the Eagles Volunteered
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
- Catholic Social Services
- Elizabeth's New Life Center
- Life Resource Center -- Staffed by the CJ Lifeguards club
- Marianist Environmental Education Center -- Staffed by F.L.I.G.H.T.
- 10 Wilmington Place
- The Food Bank
- United Rehabilitation Services
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
- Boonshoft Museum (two groups)
- Carillon Park
- Englewood Metropark (two groups) -- Staffed by CJ Student Council
- Germantown Metropark (two groups)
- Patterson Homestead
- Shiloh Conservation -- Staffed by CJ men's basketball
“If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself if it does not have works, is dead.”
~ James 2: 15-17