In response to the recent events that have devastated friends and loved ones in South Carolina, the university is collecting monetary donations and needed goods to support the relief efforts in Columbia, South Carolina. While the worst of the flooding has ended, the residents have begun the long process of cleaning up and rebuilding their communities. In the Volunteer spirit, the university is asking the campus community to help.
A growing list of volunteer opportunities will provide UT students with more ways to make a difference in the local community and the world. This year, the Center for Leadership and Service will offer monthly themed days of service.
Harnessing the volunteer spirit, several groups of students from around campus are forgoing a week of R&R and rolling up their sleeves to help others in Knoxville, across the country, and even abroad.
The UT Knoxville family has been pitching in to help build a home for a local couple, courtesy of the ABC-TV program ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’ UT staff and students joined hundreds of other area volunteers moving dirt, carrying concrete forms and building the walls of the house on Robinson Road in West Knoxville for Daniel and Mandy Watson and their three adopted children.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus and the UT Athletics Department are teaming up to show their Volunteer spirit by helping Tennessee counties affected by the recent storms. From 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, UT students and staff will be at Regal Soccer Stadium to collect items from the community to aid the residents of Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, Washington, Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea counties.