Tigers In Service, Fort Hays State University's student-run community service program, will clean up a residential area just outside of campus on Saturday, April 16, 2005, and is seeking more volunteers.
The clean-up, which also extends to portions of Big Creek, is part of National Youth Service Day.
Volunteers will gather in the FHSU Quad for a barbeque, sponsored by the Student Government Association, at 12:30 p.m. Teams will then form up and fan out to begin work at about 1:30 p.m. One group will clean up the Big Creek area of the FHSU campus and three other groups will be split between Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets. The designated residential area is a four block stretch down west Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets. The street teams will work their way eastward to a stopping point at about Fort Street.
" We are encouraging all residents, whether you are a Fort Hays student or Hays resident, to join us in the clean-up effort," said Clint Myers, Tigers in Service director.
The city of Hays is donating all supplies, he said.
Tigers In Service is designed to match volunteers with service opportunities in the Hays area, said Myers. It is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Center for Civic Leadership and serves as a clearinghouse for students with a desire to participate in community service activities.
National Youth Service Day supports youth on a life-long path of service and civic engagement and educates the public, the media, and elected officials about the role of youth as community leaders.
Individuals interested in volunteering can contact the Tigers In Service office, McCartney Hall, room 203, on the FHSU campus, or call (785) 628-5537. More information also is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Web at: www.fhsu.edu/tigersinservice.