400 DeSales University Freshmen do community clean-up Tues., August 22, as part of expanded Orientation
The 400 freshmen in the Class of 2010 at DeSales University will take part in community clean-up projects at various sites in Bethlehem, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22. The first-time service project is required, as part of the expanded freshmen orientation period. "The goal is to make students aware of the importance of giving back to the community," said Jaime Gerhart, director of social outreach at DeSales. "It builds on the University's mission and the words of its patron saint, Saint Francis de Sales, who said 'Let us be who we are and be that well'."
About 11 buses will transport students, along with about 10 faculty and staff from student life and athletics, to the various sites in Bethlehem where they will clean-up nature trails and bike paths, pick weeds, gather debris and other litter.
The sites include:
- Historic Bethlehem (Old York Road at Union Boulevard) - 10 students
- Historic Bethlehem (Main and Broad Streets, the Festplatz area during recent Musikfest festival) - 20 students
- Illicks Mill Road - 20 students
- Rockland Park (Stefko Boulevard and Rockland St., across from Just Born) - NOTE: the largest no. of students, about 250, will be helping at this site.
- Saucon Park (Fire Lane & Williams Street) - 40 students
- South Side Bethlehem - From McDonald's at the Five Points area, then continuing up Third & Fourth Streets to Sixth and Atlantic Sreets & Yosko Park - 60 students
For more information, contact Jaime Gerhart, director of social outreach at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1889..
Press Release: DeSales University Freshmen do community clean-up Tues., August 22, as part of expanded Orientation | Posted on: 8/22/2006
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu