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New GSU freshmen BUILD links with community
Students volunteer to help local nonprofit agencies, schools
While getting some paint mostly on the walls of the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center on Wednesday, incoming Georgia Southern University freshman Emily Elizabeth Shannon, 18, of Madison, Ga., makes friends with Lexi Booth, 18, of Tifton and other participants in the BUILD program.
During the past two weeks, 120 incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen did volunteer work for nine nonprofit agencies and six schools. Their tasks included moving furniture, digging a ditch, painting, boxing food at the Food Bank and accompanying foster children on a field trip. It was all part of BUILD, a program of the university’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement.
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