On Thursday, May 17, 2018, an eager group of faculty and staff at Mount St. Joseph University left their offices and their duties for most of the morning and headed into the community to serve the needs of others at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
A team of employees stocked food items and organized shelves at the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry, while another group ventured into the woods just west of the Mount's campus, to clear hiking trails with the Western Wildlife Corridor group. In the nearby community of Sayler Park, a group set to work gardening and painting at the Recreation Center.
At the Imago Earth Center in Price Hill, employees were busy planting trees and sprucing up the center's landscaping. Also in Price Hill, a team from the Mount organized a room full of books and cleaned bookshelves in the mentoring/tutoring room at Oyler Elementary School.
And, just across the Ohio River in Covington, Mount employees helped pack boxes and assisted clients at Be Concerned, a local food pantry.
The MSJ Employee Service Day is an annual tradition that marks the end of the academic year, celebrates spring, and invites employees to join together in serving others.