Sunday, April 4, 2010

Clean-up at Sugartree

Today's post comes from Food Distribution Coordinator Jessica Braun.

In coordination with the Cesar Chavez Day of Service & Learning, student volunteers from Wilmington College pitched in at Sugartree Ministries to give the place a much needed cleaning and to help paint the floor of a spare room that will be used to store food. Together with the ministry's daily volunteers, the group of 16 students spent two hours remodeling an overflowing storage room into a clean and ready-to-use food storage area.

The ministry's volunteers delivered furniture and other household goods to the Clinton County Homeless Shelter where the items could be put to better use. They also sorted the clothing they moved across the street to Sugartreee Ministries Clothing Cupboard, and helped load the Salvation Army truck which arrived for the excess and unusable clothing.

After clearing the room the volunteers continued by sweeping and mopping the floor in preparation for the paint.

Hard work from all students involved and a lot of fun along the way not only allowed the students to give back to a ministry that has done so much for Wilmington but also gave the ministry some much needed work so that it can better serve the clients it sees from all over Clinton County.



For more pictures of this project and other events at Sugartree Ministries click here to see our Food Distribution Coordinator's Facebook Album. If you would like more information about how you can volunteer with Sugartree Ministries please contact Jessica Braun at the Center for Service & Civic Engagement 937-382-6661 ext 488.

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