WMU News

Staff members support 'Day of Caring'

July 15, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- It may be months before the annual campuswide fund drive to raise money for local human service agencies, but a group of WMU AFSCME employees spent a recent Saturday coming to the rescue of one local resident through a project sponsored by the United Way.

A team of nine staff members devoted Saturday, June 22, to participating in a United Way "Day of Caring" project. The group braved 90-degree heat to paint the outside of a local home. The resident of the two-story dwelling had been issued a notice of violation from the city because the house needed to be completely scraped and painted.

The following people comprised the WMU volunteer team: Rapy Murphy, Jan Prange, Diane Schultz, Becky Winkle, Tory Kennedy, Alice Kreppel, Tim Burch, Janice Weaver and Donald Weaver.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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