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Published on September 26th, 2016 | by University Communications

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Community Service Day, November 11

From noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11, Saint Leo Community Engagement will be hosting its annual Fall Community Service Day (to coincide with Veterans Day) on the Student Activities Building Green. This year’s community service activity will be Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to active troops, plus letters of appreciation to new recruits, active service members, veterans, first responders, and wounded warriors.

Specifically, we will be creating paracord survival bracelets for active service members and first responders. Paracord is a nylon rope originally used for suspension lines on parachutes and comes in handy for emergency situations. It can stretch up to 7.5 feet and hold 550 pounds in weight.  In addition, Saint Leo University student organizations will be hosting various activities to help give back to our veterans and active troops. For more information please visit the Operation Gratitude website.

Community Service Days demonstrate our values in action. As we serve others, we grow stronger as individuals and a community, and we build the broader community’s appreciation of our university. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to take time out to support and participate in the day’s events to not only serve the community, but also show appreciation to our veterans who have served bravely.

If there are any questions about the Fall Community Service Day events, please contact Thomas Martin, assistant director of Greek Life and Community Engagement, at (352) 588-8266 or thomas.martin02@saintleo.edu.

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