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An ‘Inspiring’ Day in the Community
Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs Host 6th Annual Service Day
April 17, 2012 • by News at Marshall

The Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE) group hosted the sixth annual Community Service Day on March 31. The event brought together Marshall students, alumni, staff and faculty to participate in service work around the Los Angeles area.

Beginning early in the morning, the volunteers branched off to different sites around the city to donate their time and good will to a range of service projects. Buses shuttled volunteers as far as El Segundo and Pasadena to help the greater Los Angeles community. The participating organizations included Heal The Bay, the Ronald McDonald House, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Operation Gratitude, among others.

“I chose to be involved in Marshall Community Service Day when I was a freshman because I loved the mission of having one day dedicated to inspiring the USC community to take a day out of their lives to give back to the community,” said Wing Lee ‘13, co-president of MOVE.

Along with tours of the USC campus, volunteers rolled up their sleeves for a range of activities. At Franklin Canyon, members of the Marshall community upgraded the park by removing overgrown plants and clearing trails. At the L.A. Works office, an organization that mobilizes the city’s philanthropic force, volunteers helped paint and spruce up the space for spring. Volunteers also planted trees with Treepeople in West Los Angeles.

“The best part of Marshall Community Service Day is the chance for volunteers from USC Marshall to connect with and have a positive impact in the Los Angeles community,” said Benita Yu ‘12, MOVE director of professional events. “Being involved in MOVE, and the planning of its annual MCSD event, reinforces the idea being a good leader is tied to being ethical and socially responsible.”

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