BLINN STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Blinn College students gave back to the community today with the fifth annual Blinn Blitz.

Students assisted the city of Brenham, First United Methodist Church, Brenham Humane Services, Krause Elementary, Grace Community Fellowship and the Blinn – Brenham campus in various projects.

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Trinity Alualu from Hawaii helps to paint picnic tables at Linda Anderson Park.

“It’s a great way for Blinn College to give back to the community that has been so supportive of the College,” Service Learning sponsor Deborah Vavra said.

A record 263 students participated in last year’s event. The Blitz originated with 40 students in 2010.

The Blitz is a part of the College’s Service Learning program, which combines community service with classroom instruction or student club activities, focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility to engage students. Service Learning involves students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic or professional skills and commitment to their community. Since 2004, Blinn students have documented more than 372,000 hours of community service valued at more than $7.1 million by the Points of Light Foundation.

 

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Garrett Pierce from Dallas paints a goal post at Hohlt Park Friday.

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Quest Newberry from George West helps shovel mulch around the swings at Jackson Street Park.

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Alyssa Lamont (left) and Macy Cherry paint a picnic table at Linda Anderson Park during the Blinn Blitz.