COLUMBUS, Ga- We often hear about companies and organizations with mission statements that involve giving back to their communities. However, Virginia College’s Columbus campus is really taking service to a new level by going the extra mile.
On Friday, some staff and students took a full day off, but they didn’t go shopping or head to the beach. Instead, they rolled up their sleeves and worked harder than ever.
The group spent a full day of service at Damascus Way Women and Children’s Shelter here in Columbus. They did any projects they could to help, including kitchen chores, painting, cleaning, and gardening. The volunteers say they find fulfillment in working on their day off.
“Definitely. It’s definitely a blessing to give back to others and be able to serve in your local community,” Clautretta Fitzpatrick-Williams, Student Services Associate, told News 3.
The event was part of Virginia College’s nationwide effort to engage 5,300 of its employees across the country to perform service days in their communities. Virginia College says it plans to do more service days in the Columbus area.