Posted by Sara Meers on April 10, 2014
On Saturday, April 5, members of the Aurora University community eagerly gathered at the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action to participate in the center’s semiannual Morning of Service. More than 75 students, faculty and staff spent time volunteering at 11 area organizations, including Celebrate Differences, the Fox Valley Park District and Rebuilding Together Aurora.
“It’s amazing when an entire university can come together to make such a positive impact on our community,” said junior Danielle Hernandez. “Participating in the Morning of Service has reinforced a sense of gratitude for my life by giving me the opportunity to experience the direct impact that simple acts of service can have on others.”
“I decided to volunteer because I have been so blessed in my life,” said freshman Andrew Spellman. “As I get older, I get the urge more and more to give back. I volunteered at Rebuilding Together Aurora, and it was rewarding to actually work with the owner of the house and be able to have that experience with him. Getting to see how thankful he was to have us there was very satisfying. I’m so glad I was able to be involved.”
For more information on the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action, visit aurora.edu/wackerlin.