University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: Students Serve Community During Love CTX

August 22, 2014
UMHB students volunteer at local non-profits
UMHB students volunteer at local non-profits

Belton, Texas - On Thursday, August 21, over 500 UMHB students, most of them incoming freshmen, engaged in service projects aimed at helping them connect with the Central Texas community.

The students converged on the area in front of Luther Memorial at 8 a.m. Each of the 33 family groups was assigned to a different non-profit organization. After traveling to their dedicated site, students spent more than three hours doing everything from yard work and painting to organizing office spaces and playing with children.

Service project locations included: Belton Christian Youth Center (BCYC), Belton Parks and Recreation, Belton Senior Activity Center, Central Texas Children’s Center, Child Advocacy Center, Chisholm Trail Elementary, Christian Farms-Treehouse, Churches Touching Lives for Christ, Crestview Manor, Families in Crisis, First Baptist Church Belton, First United Methodist, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands Ministry of Belton, Hope for Hungry, Hope Pregnancy Center, Lakewood Elementary School, Leon Heights Elementary School, Meridith-Dunbar Elementary School, Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, Pirtle Elementary, Ralph Wilson Youth Clubs, Regency Manor Healthcare Center, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Scott and White Children’s Hospital, Scott and White Thrift Store, Southwest Elementary School, Sparta Elementary School, Tarver Elementary School, Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church, Threads of Hope.