Another Year, Another Million Hours of Service
Once again, Fresno State has exceeded its annual goal of providing one million hours of service to the community. During the 2013-14 academic year, 11,253 students, faculty, and staff spent 1,160,064 hours serving others. These hours equal an estimated value of over $31 Million.
The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center to long-term teaching internships with local school districts.
Also included in this year's totals was Fresno State's Alternative Spring Break program. Since 2009, students in this program have spent their spring break working with local community benefit organizations to serve others. During spring 2014, 28 students and staff provided a total of 1,090 hours of service with Fresno Rescue Mission: Rescue the Children and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.
To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.
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