Volunteers are walking the streets of the University-Southside neighborhood with trash bags picking up garbage from 1-4 p.m. Thursday.
“We are stewards of place and it is our responsibility to help our students feel like they are not just visitors or customers on campus – but an actual part of the community in which we live, serve, learn and work,” said Beth Knutson-Kolodzne, associate director for Civic Engagement. “An event like this touches on several crucial dimensions of Our Husky Compact and helps make them ‘real’ for our campus and community.”
Volunteers in past years have ranged from 60-160 people. In September 2015, volunteers collected more than 220 pounds of trash and more than 120 pounds of recyclable material.
The community-wide Day of Caring is sponsored by the United Way of Central Minnesota.