USF to help with tornado clean up

On Thursday, April 17, about 125 University of St. Francis (USF) employees (72) and students (52) will help with clean-up efforts in Washington, Ill., which was devastated by a tornado last November. Clean-up has been hampered by the severe winter.

This USF service day is called a 1% Day in the hopes that the effort in a day’s work will help make a big difference. The volunteer effort is coordinated through Bethany Community Church.

USF volunteers will be assigned to individual homeowners to help with whatever they need done, including clearing debris, tearing out drywall and carpet.

The volunteers will travel to Washington in USF buses. Lunch was donated by the university’s Administration and Staff Council and Sodexo Food Services. The day will begin with fresh bakery provided by Home Cut Donuts.

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