Emory Report
November 23, 2009
Volume 23, Number 11


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November 23, 2009
Day of service shows how Emory cares

By kim urquhart

More than 1,300 volunteers, from Atlanta to Hong Kong and multiple points in between, took part in Emory Cares International Service Day Nov. 14. Members of the Emory community led dozens of service projects in 40 cities in nine countries across five continents.

In Atlanta, more than 900 members of the Emory community – alumni, students, staff, faculty and parents – fanned out across the city for a variety of service projects.

Volunteers participated in a cleanup Oakland Cemetery, helped sort donations for refugees and foster children, worked on trail maintenance in local parks, repaired homes for senior citizens, and participated in Habitat for Humanity builds, among other projects. President Jim Wagner was among the volunteers sorting surplus medical supplies for delivery to developing nations at local nonprofit MedShare.

Participation in Emory Cares, a signature program of the Emory Alumni Association, has expanded to other campus organizations and to alumni projects across the country and the globe.

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