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DePauw Volunteers Assist in Gulf Coast's 'Great American Cleanup'

DePauw Volunteers Assist in Gulf Coast's 'Great American Cleanup'

March 28, 2010

Great Am Cleanup 2010miss.jpgMarch 28, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Miss America joined hundreds of volunteers in Pass Christian on Saturday for a day of cleaning, digging, building, planting and painting to start this year’s Great American Cleanup," reports Mississippi's Biloxi Sun Herald.  A summary in today's  paper notes, "There were close to 400 volunteers in all" and included crews "from AmeriCorps, Auburn and DePauw universities," writes Evelina Shmukler, as well as Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron. (photo: courtesy Sun Herald)

"Volunteers pitched in across the city, from the east end fire station -- where members of the Pass Christian High School powerlifting team planted new greenery -- to Friendship Park on the town’s west side. The small park is a rallying point for the neighbors there, whose tight-knit community was devastated by Hurricane Katrina."

You'll find the complete story at the Sun Herald's Web site.

Last week was DePauw's spring break, and students have made regular trips to the Gulf Coast to volunteer since Katrina ravaged the region.  Learn more in this previous article.

For the third consecutive year, DePauw University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Details can be found here.

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