The Student Veterans of SLCC (SVSLCC) is hosting a community “Pick it Up, Clean it Up” service project on April 22.
The service project is open to all who wish to participate, and all ages are encouraged to come lend a helping hand to clean up the community. This activity is geared towards fostering camaraderie amongst veterans and neighbors alike.
“We’ve got veterans, we’ve got students, we’ve got community and we’ve got food. What more do you need,” says John Luque, president of the SVSLCC.
All supplies and work equipment will be provided so the only thing you need to bring is a helping attitude and a smile.
“In addition to the service project, after we are done there will be a barbeque,” says Luque.
During the barbeque, 24 Hour Fitness will have a booth and will be giving away free samples and shirts. After you’ve broken a sweat helping to clean up the community, you can learn more about breaking a sweat in the gym.
“You don’t need to be a veteran to help with the service project,” says Luque. “We are partnering with EMG Management and 24 Hour Fitness to bring awareness to the community about some veterans services.”
EMG Management has worked closely with veterans over the years and has provided housing for homeless veterans.
“I live in one of their complexes,” says Luque. “It’s called Birkhill Apartments, and that is where the service project will be. They have such nice facilities and they have always been very veteran friendly. I am excited to show my appreciation for how they have helped me, and others can show theirs as well.”
The event will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Birkhill Apartments, 16 E. Gilbride Avenue (4255 Main), Murray.
“Please come help and give back to the community,” says Luque. “Make the difference and get involved.”