Liberty News

Liberty gears up for a day of service to the community

April 20, 2017 : Liberty University News Service

On Saturday, more than 1,500 Liberty University students, faculty, and staff will volunteer at 60 sites throughout the Lynchburg area as part of Liberty’s first Serve Lynchburg event.

The one-day service blitz is focused on engaging the community and inspiring a lifestyle of working together to meet needs where the Liberty community lives, works, and plays.

Friday morning’s Convocation will serve as a kick-off for the event, with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, City of Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster, and several members of Lynchburg City Council in attendance.

Buses will be provided to transport students to the worksites. Work will range from planning activities for residents at Heritage Green Assisted Living, walking dogs and cleaning the facility at the Lynchburg Humane Society, and preparing and serving meals for the homeless at Lynchburg Daily Bread (see a full list of partner organizations.)

Several members of Liberty’s administration will also serve alongside students during the day.

Giving back to the community is a constant theme for Liberty students throughout the academic year. More than 500,000 community service hours are sown by students back into the greater Lynchburg area every year.