The SCTCC Student Leadership Club helped out the Whitney Center last week with some landscape projects for the annual United Way of Central Minnesota Day of Caring Volunteer Event.
The club needed to fulfill a required philanthropic activity, and the Whitney Center needed help removing wooden landscape timbers and brick, as well as digging up plants, shrubs, and weeds around the grounds.
Club members Brigetta Klemek, Abbigail Nelson, Sarah Hennies, Amelia Degen, and Ashlyn Otto headed across Northway Drive to help out.
"Working together with my fellow club members was a really great experience! It was nice getting to know them further while also helping an important part of our community,” said club member Abby Nelson. “While the work was hard, we came together as a team and did an awesome job. I highly recommend other students looking into helping around our community when they can, no matter how small the task may be."
The staff at the Whitney Center staff were very appreciative of the help and treated the volunteers to pizza and a tour of the facility after they were finished.
“Despite the light rain and cooler temperatures last Friday morning, the club enjoyed their time working together to help make a difference in our community,” said Steve Nusbaum, TRIO Advisor. “ A couple club members were even proudly boasting their minor blisters earned at the event!”
To learn how to get involved with the Student Leadership Club, stop by the TRIO Resource Center in Northway 1-252.