West Virginia State University will give back to residents of the Kanawha Valley on Saturday during the university's first Cares Day.
The event will bring together West Virginia State alumni, faculty, staff and students who will fan out across Kanawha and Putnam counties to perform volunteer work on a variety of projects.
"It will be a day of community service to give back to the area," said Joe Oden, assistant vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs. "We view this as a chance to say thank you for the community's support."
Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects throughout the area, including roadside clean-up, painting, tree trimming, digging or window washing. Other types of projects could involve working with youth, literacy education, serving meals or office work.For more information, contact Oden at 304-766-3140, by email at ode...@wvstateu.edu or visit www.wvstateu.edu/caresday.