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Flagler College day of service to take place Oct. 27

Oct 15, 2018

More than 200 Flagler College students, faculty, staff and alumni will be spread out across St. Augustine on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a day of community service. So far, 13 local nonprofit organizations will benefit from volunteer services performed which will range from a local reserve for exotic animals to assisting the elderly.

Volunteer students at Horse Haven

Called Reach Out Raise Up, the day of service is planned and organized by a student-led organization at Flagler called the FC Volunteers. This is the third year of the Reach Out event at Flagler, and FC Volunteers President Lindsay Giliam said that working with some of the organizations in the past has created a good working relationship.

Giliam said it’s not just about feeling good about what you’re doing in your community, but the impact it’s making. “Being involved in your community can help solve a problem and make it a better place for you and your community members,” she said. “And the nonprofit organizations that we’re partnering with for Day of Service are very appreciative and grateful.”

The day of service takes place twice per year and FC Volunteers is always seeking more organizations with which to partner. Interested organizations should reach out to Giliam at LGiliam712@flagler.edu.

Organizations taking part in this year’s Reach Out include HAWKE, Another Chance Ranch Domestic Animal Sanctuary, Betty Griffin Center, Alpha-Omega Miracle Home, St. Augustine Center for Living, Council on Aging, Sertoma 2nd Time Around Thrift Store, Home Again St. Johns, Ayla’s Acres, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine Wild Reserve and SAFE Pet Rescue.

“I look forward to doing good together in our community,” she said.

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