By Andy Powell
For the Mountain Advocate
Union College has established a campus chapter of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) that will lend student hands to help families of the local community.
The project, entitled College Service Project, is the culmination of a partnership between the ASP of Johnson City, Tenn., and Union College. The endeavor, which was formally announced during an event on Jan. 21, will lend year round assistance to local families in need of home repairs.
“I am extremely proud of the partnerships we’ve built with our students, our community and our region,” said Union President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Hawkins sits on the board of the ASP and helped to foster this initiative. “Today, we celebrate another partnership, one that began 40 years ago, here on this campus, with a two week long outreach program to make people’s homes safe, warm and dry.”
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