Organizers Preparing for Annual Great Day of Service

Don't be surprised to see MSU volunteers around every corner on Saturday, April 9. That's when about 700 students, faculty, and staff will descend upon the area for the annual Great Day of Service. The campus community will again gather for a day to dedicate its time and efforts to one of the more than 30 local volunteer organizations.

The MSU project enters its fourth year with more than 3,700 hours of community service already provided to the Wichita Falls area. The mission of Great Day of Service is to not only provide support of these local nonprofit organizations, but also to bring awareness to the importance of serving those in need and the importance of civic engagement.

"Our goal is to instill the importance of community service not only for this one day, but to make it a lifelong habit," said Candice Fulton, coordinator of the event and assistant professor of chemistry, in a recent Times Record News article.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and pick-up assignments in the Clark Student Center Atrium. Then teams are dispersed to local organizations from 9 a.m. until at least noon though some projects are available during afternoon hours.

Other nonprofits organizations that would like to participate can contact Fulton.