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William Jessup holds service day

Students go to work at more than 20 locations
By: Staff report
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Just two days prior to the start of their fall semester, William Jessup University hosted a community service day for all new students attending the fall semester.

“This is a tradition we have carried out for the past 12 years,” said Becca Catlapp, assistant director of Campus Ministries Outreach. “Our incoming students look forward to the day because it gives them a great opportunity to connect with one another and recognize their value to our surrounding communities.” 

More than 250 students participated in the event, serving more than 20 locations throughout Placer and Sacramento counties.

Activities included basic maintenance, such as window washing, landscaping, painting and cleaning. Others sorted food, household items and produce or completed administrative duties that volunteers are often too busy to perform. Some groups delivered furniture to needy families while others spruced up facilities, counted inventory or cleaned carpets.

Service locations included St. Vincent DePaul, The Salvation Army, Valley Christian Academy, Centerpoint Community Church, Placer Food Bank and Roseville Home Start in Roseville, and Glass Slipper women’s shelter, Mosaic Christian Church and Compassion Planet Thrift Shop in Rocklin.

For more information, visit www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.