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PORTALES--Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and staff are finding a more productive way to spend their Saturday morning on April 16.
Eastern In Action is holding its second-annual community service day on the morning of Saturday, April 16. Students, faculty and staff will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease.
Marissa Hyde, a sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii, is the director for this year’s Eastern In Action. ENMU’s Student Senate created the idea because, “The community's businesses and people have been so supportive of everything that we do. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation,” says Hyde.
According to Hyde, last year there were 25 job sites around the community including “anything from cleaning, to painting, to yard work, to washing cars.” Tree trimming, weed pulling and painting were also some of the projects ENMU completed for Portales residents last year.
Community members can sign up for help from Eastern In Action by picking up forms in the ASENMU office, Tres Cowgirls Chic, McCarty’s Café and Trader Horn’s True Value.
Students, faculty and staff can sign-up to donate their time as a group until Monday, March 28 at either the ASENMU office in the basement of the Campus Union Building or from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Union Building. If one would like to participate but does not have a team, individual sign-ups are available from Monday, March 28 through Tuesday, April 5.
Hyde believes that it is essential to help the community that ENMU resides in. “Portales is our home; if it weren't for Portales, ENMU wouldn't exist,” says Hyde.
For more information, contact Hyde at email@example.com.