Kaitlyn Murphy Volunteers In College Initiatives

The COVID-19 pandemic made traditional volunteering through the University of Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement undoubtedly difficult. Yet, 196 individuals participated in at least one of seven unique community service initiatives during the university’s fall 2020 semester.

Kaitlyn Murphy of Lexington was one of the volunteers. One of the initiatives was a take-and-make blanket kit, with which completed blankets were distributed to The Salvation Army of Alliance, Alliance for Children and Families, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter and the Stark County Humane Society. A total of 108 blankets were made from 61 Mount Union volunteers.

In another initiative conducted in a safe and physically distanced manner, 71 wreaths were made for residents of area assisted living facilities and transitional housing in the Alliance community.

Volunteers also created take-and-make card kits for residents in assisted living facilities in which more than 200 cards were made and sent by 21 volunteers.

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