Henderson State University students, faculty, staff and others tackled more than 40 service projects throughout the Arkadelphia community as part of Reddie to Serve Day on Oct. 7. Volunteers performed a variety of yard work, cleaning, and general labor projects.
Reddie to Serve Day is a community based service event that is held once each spring and fall semester. The effort focuses on people in the area who are in need of assistance such as the disabled, senior citizens, single parent homes and non-profit organizations.
“The Reddie to Serve project is just one of the ways that faculty, staff and students from the Henderson community can give back to the Arkadelphia community,” said Dr. Lewis Shepherd, executive director of Henderson’s Center for Economic Development and Community Engagement.
More than 40 projects were been scheduled this fall, including some that were part of Arkadelphia’s Paint the Town initiative. Student volunteers painted fire hydrants on and around the Henderson campus to match Henderson’s traditional colors. They also repainted other hydrants in the community.
Since Reddie to Serve Day began in September 2010, more than 5,766 participants have completed 664 projects in the community.