First-Year McKendree Students Go “Into the Streets” to Volunteer in Local Communities

Annual community service day is part of New Student Orientation

(LEBANON, Ill., August 22, 2023) – McKendree University students participated in a volunteer day called “Into the Streets” as part of New Student Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Hundreds of first-year students helped out at one of many different sites, primarily in Lebanon, Troy, Shiloh and Edwardsville. The sites including the following: Lebanon Elementary School, Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Food Pantry, College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, St. Joseph Cemetery in Lebanon, Mermaid House in Lebanon, various parks in Lebanon, HELP for Mom in Lebanon, Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Lebanon, Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Lebanon, emeriti faculty houses in Lebanon, Friedens United Church of Christ in Troy, Troy United Methodist Church, Shiloh United Methodist Church and Restore Décor in Edwardsville.

Coordinated by the University’s Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service, “Into the Streets” is a service outreach that enables students to build relationships through service, as well as learn about the help they can provide and opportunities for continued volunteer work. Faculty and staff advisors also volunteer each year to help and guide their students as they serve their local communities.