Belmont’s Welcome Week 2008 Provides Nashville 1,000+ Volunteers for Service Projects
The largest incoming class in Belmont University history made its mark on their new hometown this morning with the annual SERVE project, which stands for Students Engaging and Restoring through Volunteer Experiences. More than 1,000 new students, including members of the School of Pharmacy’s inaugural class, left campus at 9 a.m. to volunteer their time at 32 different ministry and charity organizations in the Nashville community.
An annual “Welcome Week” tradition for more than a decade, SERVE provides a perfect tie-in to Belmont’s ongoing commitment to engage students in their community and encourage the values of service on both a local and global level. The organizations participating in this year’s SERVE project included Safe Haven Family Shelter, Campus for Human Development, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Dismas House, Music City Mission, Radnor Lake, American Red Cross, Agape Animal Shelter, New Hope Academy and ThriftSmart. In addition, students starting Belmont’s graduate School of Pharmacy pitched in their time to assist at Feed the Children.