Gonzaga University’s traditional April service projects take on a new dimension this year as members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, faculty, and staff join with students in support of the Logan Neighborhood.
Working shoulder-to-shoulder, teams will conduct a volunteer blitz to help low-income, veterans, and elderly homeowners with much-needed rehabilitation work on their homes and to assist nonprofit organizations in the Gonzaga area.
The initiative, titled “Live Together. Rebuild Together: Logan Neighborhood Revitalization Project,” will bring the full force of Gonzaga’s spirit and mission of service to help the University’s neighbors. At their December meeting, Gonzaga Trustees agreed to mobilize to help bring to life the University’s mission of creating “women and men for others.”
The Staff Assembly kicks off the commitment on Friday, April 8 with two shifts of workers. Trustees and Regents will continue the initiative on Wednesday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of their spring meeting. On Saturday, April 16, April’s Angels, the largest organization of student volunteers at Gonzaga, will include governance officials for the first time. Spokane-area alumni, area parents and friends of the University also will help in the neighborhood clean-up effort.
“We are working with Rebuilding Together Spokane to ensure the maximum impact from this effort,” said Joe Poss, associate vice president of University Relations. “Gonzaga is committed to being involved meaningfully in this wonderful neighborhood, and this is a great way to show how much we care about our shared community.”