Oct. 5, 2010
ADVISORY TO NEWS ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
Webster University to Hold 16th Annual Webster Works Worldwide Community Service Day
Sixteenth annual Webster Works Worldwide community service day.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WHERE: More than 200 nonprofit organization locations throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. See suggested list at the end of this advisory.
BACKGROUND: What began 16 years ago as a day of service to commemorate the installation of Webster University’s new president has morphed into Webster Works Worldwide – an annual project involving thousands of members of the Webster University community volunteers in St. Louis and around the world.
Since the start of Webster Works Worldwide, more than 20,000 volunteers have given more than 91,000 hours of community service. Students, faculty, staff and alumni from Webster campuses around the world work in teams to accomplish tasks that agencies often neglect due to lack of time and resources. Projects include light construction work, tutoring, painting, yard work, working with children or seniors, park and forest restoration, consulting, and fine arts projects.
You are invited to send a reporter and photographer/camera crew to cover the following projects, which offer a variety of visual opportunities.
8: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Webster University’s Emerson Library Conference Room
101 Edgar Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Volunteers will knit, crochet and sew items for babies. The items will be distributed to families of active duty Marines with newborns.
Wildlife Center of Missouri
9 a.m. to noon
1128 New Ballwin Rd.
Volunteers will perform facility and grounds cleanup. The Wildlife Center of Missouri is an organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases animals that are native to Missouri. The center also helps sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
Meals on Wheels/Headstart
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Finninger’s Catering Services
6128 Bartmer Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63133
Volunteers will assist with preparation and distribution of meals to seniors and youth in need.
Forest Park Forever
9 a.m. to noon
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
A group of Webster University student volunteers will perform a planting project in the Forest Park wetlands.
YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER/CAMERA CREW TO COVER THIS EVENT.
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