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Fairmont State and Tygart Valley United Way partner for the third Day of Action

Students cleaning up Palantine ParkFor the third consecutive year, Fairmont State University and the Tygart Valley United Way have partnered for the annual Day of Action, as part of Fairmont State’s Welcome Weekend celebrations. Day of Action incorporates community service into the Welcome Weekend programming and allows Falcons to interact with the surrounding community in a positive and impactful way.

Day of Action will take place on Sunday, August 20 starting at 11:00 a.m. on the Falcon Center quad, and will be relocated inside to the Falcon Center Gym 1 if it rains. All students, alumni and employees are invited and encouraged to participate.

“Day of Action has become an integral part of Fairmont State’s Welcome Weekend. We are delighted to continue to partner with Tygart Valley United Way so that our students, staff and faculty can uplift the community our campus calls “home” said Fairmont State Director of Career Services & Civic Engagement Susan Rodriguez. “Creating opportunities for students to engage with and elevate our community coincides with the mission statement of the Career Services and Fairmont State as a whole.”

Volunteers will take on several different community service projects, which include packing hygiene kits, cleaning up litter at Palatine Park, assisting with tasks at the Marion County Humane Society, serving lunch at the Union Rescue Mission and assisting with building maintenance at Mt. Zion Center of Hope.

“The United Way is excited to partner with Fairmont State for the third annual Day of Action,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Tygart Valley United Way Brett White. “Helping the younger generation connect with the community and have a powerful impact through their service is a wonderful thing, and we are glad to be a part of it.”

Lunch and a free T-shirt will be provided during the Day of Action. After lunch has concluded at noon, the kick-off for Day of Action will commence with opening remarks from Fairmont State President Mike Davis. After the opening session, participants will board the buses to their respective community service projects at 12:20 p.m.

After the community service projects have wrapped up at 3:00 p.m., participants will be bussed back to campus to enjoy live music presented by Dj Costa and ice cream provided by Pufferbelly’s Ice Cream Station on the Falcon Center quad.

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