Alumni from around North Carolina and the country are coming together this weekend to give back to their communities as part of National Wolfpack Service Day.
The projects range from working on Habitat for Humanity sites in Burlington, N.C., to helping clean up an abandoned duplex that is part of a redevelopment project in Minneapolis, Minn. Alumni in Pittsburgh, Pa., will be assembling boxes of school supplies for more than 7,500 school children, while alumni in Washington, D.C., will help staff a Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“Last year our group worked at a water station at a charity race, and it proved to be a great way to get people together in a relaxed atmosphere,” says Jennifer Upchurch Bradley, an alumni network leader in Washington, D.C. “We all know State fans make great cheerleaders, and last year the DC Alumni group had a great time cheering on runners during the Boo! Run for Life event on National Wolfpack Service Day in 2012.”
Closer to campus, the Wake County alumni network has already had its first Service Day event. Volunteers showed up last Saturday to help with SONshine in the Park, a ministry providing meals to those in need. The network is still looking for volunteers for some gardening work at Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve this Saturday.
Thank you to all alumni and friends who take part in National Wolfpack Service Day. Go Pack!