CSU, United Way Partner to Provide Day of Service

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State University and United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley are partnering this weekend to provide a CSU Day of Service.

Faculty, staff and students will be volunteering from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 25 to provide services for eight local non-profits as a way to give back to the community. From painting at the local Easter Seals office and the Russell County Child Advocacy Center, to detailing vehicles at the administrative offices of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley, the CSU volunteers will be helping agencies as they help others in the community.

“We’re excited that Dr. Mescon is demonstrating wonderful leadership by engaging CSU faculty, staff and students in a day of volunteer service,” said Scott Ferguson, president of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, referring to CSU President Tim Mescon.  “He understands the needs in our community and knows that volunteers are instrumental in helping meet those needs."

Organizations benefitting from the volunteer projects are: Boys & Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley, Easter Seals of West Georgia, Columbus Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity–Russell County, Keep Columbus Beautiful, Mission Columbus Central, Russell County Child Advocacy Center and the D.A. Turner YMCA.

“Through our Volunteer Center, United Way promotes volunteerism on a daily basis by linking individuals with flexible opportunities for service,” said Ferguson.  We engage citizens in volunteer action that can make a difference in people’s lives and for our community. Not only do we manage volunteer projects and special events, we help other non-profits in the eight-county area recruit volunteers."