Volunteers Donate Time During National Day of Service

By Samantha Gunn
SGA Student Activity Officer

Members of the VHCC community came together with the rest of the country to “pay forward” their time as a way of recognizing those who lost their lives, the survivors, and emergency workers who responded after the attacks of September 11, 2001.The event was organized by the VHCC Student Government Association.

Students sort food at Feeding America

At Feeding America, VHCC volunteers sorted various items (food, baby products, pet supplies) into boxes so that they could be repackaged to send out to food banks and area families. Duane Holliday, SGA Vice-president, said that volunteers enjoyed working with the Feeding America staff and once volunteers had a rhythm down, the work was easy. This organization welcomes volunteers all year. Those interested in volunteering should contact Robert at (540) 342-3011, extension 7016.

Students work on Panicello Walking and Nature Trail.

Those who volunteered at Appalachian Sustainable Development helped to build a new fitness path by spreading gravel and planting flowers in the garden area. The path is designed to bridge the gap between fitness and the nature, and to educate the public on the Abingdon area ecosystems, history, and native plant species.  This is an ongoing project and additional volunteers are needed. For more information, please go to  http://asdevelop.org/get-involved/