The approximately 200 students were divided into work groups of about 20 students each with upperclass mentors and Faculty/staff advisors serving as leaders.
Many worked to clean flood debris from the Brown's Creek area, and remove other discarded items from streets and alleys in Chestnut Hill.
Five other groups worked at neighborhood schools to create or maintain gardens; Johnson, Cameron, Fall-Hamilton, Whitsett, and Glenview. East Nashville Cooperative Ministries, Trevecca Towers, Rocketown, Room in the Inn, and the Castanea Apartments Buildings also had groups working for them.
Groups and leaders view this as relationship building experience. Also, this will be the fifth time the freshman class has worked to rehabilitate part of Brown's Creek. This program is under the direct leadership of Tom Middendorff and the Center for Leadership Calling and Service (CLCS) in cooperation with the Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Photos of these service projects will be made available soon.