Seeking requests from residents and non-profits for Reaching Every Door Day
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 hundreds of Saint Francis University students will take to the streets in Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin, Ebensburg and surrounding areas to complete community service projects for residents and community non-profits. Now in its eighth year, R.E.D. (Reaching Every Door) has become Saint Francis University’s way of reaching out and saying “Thank you” to the Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin and Ebensburg communities and to let residents know how much our students appreciate their continued support.
R.E.D. is modeled after the Texas A&M “The Big Help”, a service project in which the student body of Texas A&M dedicated a day to improve, thank, and give back to the community by completing various acts of service. Last year, over 400 Saint Francis students participated in R.E.D., and over 30 community members and organizations benefited from their help. Over 1,000 community service hours were logged last year and The University hopes to reach out to even more community members, as well as get the entire student body involved.
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Gamma Phi Chapter, coordinates the service projects and connects Saint Francis students with area residents and community non-profits to do tasks ranging from yard work, housecleaning and painting projects to a “sweep the town” in Loretto Borough.
How to Get Involved
Residents and non-profit organizations of Loretto, Cresson, Ebensburg, Gallitzin and smaller communities in between are encouraged to request a project by contacting the Saint Francis University Center for Student Engagement at 814.472.3005 – Option #1. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 24, 2019.