Monday morning more than 800 Belmont students volunteered to serve the Nashville community as a part of the annual “Welcome Week” festivities for the new school year. In groups ranging from 25 to 100 students, Belmont’s new freshmen class volunteered at 25 service organizations in Nashville. Belmont calls the service program SERVE, which stands for Students Engaging and Restoring through Volunteer Experiences.
“Belmont students continue to impress us with their commitment to the Nashville community,” Matt Burchett, Coordinator of New Student Programs at Belmont, said. “Every year more students are serving the needs of our city and the organizations that serve Nashville. It is a privilege to continue connecting students to something greater than themselves and broaden their understanding of community responsibility.”
The organizations that participated in this year’s SERVE project were: Nashville Rescue Mission, Friends of Warner Parks, Campus for Human Development, Christian Women’s Job Core & the Next Door, Salvation Army, Feed the Children, Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center, Kings Daughter Day Home, American Red Cross, YWCA Shelter and Domestic Violence Project, Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, Bethlehem Centers of Nashville, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Radnor Lake, Rocketown, Outlook Nashville, Community Resource Center, Safe Haven Family Shelter, Project Cure, Dismas House, Earth Matters, Exchange Club, Magdalene House, Nurses for Newborns and Better Tomorrows.