Faith & Service

Liberty Loves Lynchburg

June 12, 2019

Each April, thousands of Liberty University students, faculty, and staff gather to love on the City of Lynchburg through Serve Lynchburg, a two-day service blitz. The university assists local organizations, nonprofits, and businesses. Tasks include cleaning, gardening, painting, or even packing backpacks filled with food for students in need.

This year’s event took place on April 12-13 and saw 2,200 volunteers serving nearly 100 organizations, making it the biggest Serve Lynchburg yet.

Liberty also sent teams to Washington, D.C., for Serve D.C. on April 13. The service projects were led by Liberty students who are originally from the D.C. area. The event was open to students and alumni who live in Washington and study through Liberty’s online program.

Throughout the year, Liberty students, faculty, and staff volunteer over 500,000 service hours in the community.

  • Salvation Army
  • Lynchburg Grows
  • Boonsboro Elementary School
  • Food for Thought
  • Salvation Army

Read how Liberty made an impact below.


“It is nothing short of phenomenal that President Jerry Falwell gets to symbolically put a check in the hands of our mayor and city council that says, ‘I have an army of servants; where would you like them to go?’ It is such a blessing to see our faculty and staff roll up their sleeves with our students during Serve Lynchburg. I saw people from every level of leadership with paint brushes, rakes, or towels in their hands, ready to serve.”

David Nasser (Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development)


“Those energetic young adults accomplished in three hours what our normal volunteers would have taken three days of work to complete. The work they accomplished was hard, back-breaking work (like digging), and they did so without complaining, and I believe they had a good time doing it.”

Billy Taylor (Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity)

“We were really impressed with the friendly, hardworking young people from Liberty. When each team arrived, they were ready to work and wasted no time during their four-hour shifts. The quality of their work was absolutely perfect. I would be proud to call these young people family.”

Doug Fry (Lynchburg First Church of the Nazarene )

“I want my students to be the hands and feet of our Savior, and they are. Their hearts are already driven by Christ, and now they get to put that into action. You have to put your Christianity to work.”

Dr. Larry Presley (Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice)

“I love Serve Lynchburg because it gives students the opportunity to encounter those people that they wouldn’t normally meet. There is a whole community on the doorsteps of Liberty’s campus that needs to be loved on and shown the love of Jesus.”

Danielle Corriga (Site Leader and Liberty Alumna)

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