REDDING, Calif.— Simpson University students, staff, faculty, and alumni will partner with community organizations in the university’s 14th annual Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Day of Service is a start-of-the-year tradition at Simpson, where classes for traditional undergraduate students begin the day after Labor Day.
An estimated 100 students, staff, faculty and alumni will help with painting, gardening, litter removal, deep cleaning, and other tasks at sites throughout Shasta County, including Anderson Parks and Recreation, Exodus Farms, Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Triple Creek Horse Ranch, and Good News Rescue Mission.
“It is a joy to activate our community for service in Shasta County and the tradition of going out at the beginning of the semester to serve is certainly a highlight,” said Dannielle Stahly, assistant director of spiritual formation. “We have the opportunity to be light in this beautiful area as we follow Jesus’ example of being a neighbor.”
The Day of Service gives Simpson students, staff and faculty a great opportunity to experience Redding and Shasta County, Stahly noted.
“I want our students to feel part of the community where they are living in this season,” she said. “We are part of an incredibly kind, caring, and strong community. It is a privilege to partner with and serve organizations that are serving year-round.”
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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, A.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.