Thursday, December 15, 2011

D’Youville volunteers head to New Orleans

 D’Youville College is having its annual volunteer service experience from Dec. 14 through Dec. 20.
 The Lending a Hand New Orleans community service experience is a program held annually for the last nine years where students and staff members from D’Youville College take a trip to New Orleans to volunteer.
 “This year there will be 25 students and six staff members,” said Rev. Janice Mahle, associate campus minister and project coordinator.
   The students and staff will team up with different agencies in New Orleans volunteering their time to help build houses, hand out energy-saving light bulbs and repair and clean up of the city's cemeteries.
   “I call it voluntourism, the students assist with various agencies and they help their economy as tourists,” said Mahle. By Brian Geerhart and Erica Lindo