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MUSC participates in Day of Caring

More than 120 MUSC employees, working in teams, gave their time, energy and commitment on Sept. 11 as part of the Lowcountry’s recognition of the Trident United Way Day of Caring.
The Lowcountry’s Day of Caring was initiated in 2000 beginning with 175 volunteers and 20 projects in the community. Since then the effort has grown to include many businesses and projects.
Cameron Craft, business administrator of nephrology, and Philippe Gresle, business administrator of endocrinology, paint the trim on a door at South Santee Senior Community Center in McClellanville.

MUSC employee teams representing University Human Resources, Office of Development, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Department of Medicine, Division of Finance, Engineering & Facilities and the Office of Public Relations volunteered to work on projects from landscaping, painting, repair work to preparing meals for the needy at several non-profit organizations around the Tri-county. They include Neighborhood House, The Sustainability Institute, MUSC Medical Center, Trident Literacy Association, Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School, South Santee Senior & Community Center, Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area, Inc. and the US Forest Service.
Emma Litzenburg, right, and Kristen Harding, Office of Development, prepare sandwiches at the Neighbor House.

Participant Stephanie Wilson, Office of Development, led a team of her coworkers to prepare and serve lunch to 100 homeless men, women and children at the Neighborhood House on America Street.

“This is our second year that we’ve committed ourselves to Neighborhood House as part of the Day of Caring,” said Wilson. “It’s such a rewarding experience. I wish the day of caring could happen every day.”

Heather Woolwine, Public Relations, finishes clearing an overgrown garden at Earth Force to make way for new plants.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
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