Over 1000 Tulane Students to Volunteer Throughout New Orleans on Saturday

August 27, 2007

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5210

Tulane University alumni, faculty, staff and over 1000 students will hit the streets of New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 1 to volunteer as part of "Outreach Tulane," a variety of day-long projects in various neighborhoods of New Orleans.

The event was planned by student leaders from CACTUS with support from the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Office of Student Programs. Students coordinated projects with over twenty community groups, including the Louisiana SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadian, Project Lazarus, City Park, Communities in Schools, the Green Project, Malta Park Assisted Living Facility, Beacon of Hope Resource Center, and more. Volunteers will gather on Newcomb Quad of the uptown campus at 8 a.m. and will be bused to their service agencies around the city.

"This is the largest single day of community service for our students, faculty and staff," said Vincent Ilustre, director of the Center for Public Service. Activities will include painting public schools, general cleaning and yard work, cutting fabric squares to make beds for animals, socializing with elderly residents, sorting and packaging food and other donations, building a Habitat home, and picking up trash and debris.

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