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VSU students volunteer for Service Day

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta State University students volunteered throughout Lowndes County today as part of the school's first ever Service Day.

Valdosta Early College Academy was in need of a little TLC and today VSU students got to work fixing up the old building. VECA is growing and these rooms that were used for storage will soon function as classrooms again. It was dirty work but these college kids had no problem doing it.

"That is part of our obligation to give back to the community, who really gives so much to the university," said Brian Gerber, Interim Dean of College of Education.

This is the first year VSU has organized a campus-wide Service Day. It's in honor of the week long inauguration of President McKinney. Some students say they hope the university brings it back every year.

"Having a big day of service for the students is awesome, because we're always doing events like individually as organizations. But to come together it shows that unity," said senior Ashley Emanuel.

Students from various majors spread across the community. Some volunteered at Habitat For Humanity and others at the Boys and Girls Club.

"It keeps you well-rounded actually as a person because you're helping others and you're here to get an education but helping others, reaching out to others, it gives you that well rounded charisma about yourself," said Emanuel.

VECA officials say they couldn't have gotten this work done today without the help of the blazers. The school hopes to have these classrooms ready by the fall.

VSU officials say today's turnout made a huge impact and the school hopes to continue a campus-wide Service Day each year.

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