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UIS Students Volunteer For Service-A-Thon

UIS Students Volunteer For The Service-A-Thon

The University of Illinois Springfield hosted its annual welcome week Service-A-Thon Friday. Students signed up to volunteer in different shifts throughout the day on campus and in Springfield.

The event worked with different organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Communities Incorporated, and Central Illinois Food Bank. Nearly 130 students participated.

One freshman said she took this opportunity to help others because of her past experiences.

"I went to a boarding school that depended on other people volunteering and donating to help us out," Saret Yusuf, freshman physical therapy major, said. "So I just like to give back."

Volunteering started at 9 a.m. Friday and went until 4:30 in the afternoon.

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