Elizabeth Mienz, left, and Elnora Martinez, both of SIUE, harvest vegetables at La Vista CSA in Godfrey.
GODFREY — Approximately 250 students, staff and faculty from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville took up shovels, rakes and more to work on various community projects Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of National Make a Difference Day.
SIUE volunteers worked at La Vista CSA in Godfrey, Willoughby Farm in Collinsville, Arlington Wetlands in Pontoon Beach, Granite City Community Gardens, Sunshine Cultural Arts Center in East St. Louis, and the Metro East Humane Society in Edwardsville.
National Make a Difference Day, which was Oct. 25, is the largest national day of service. Volunteers united with a common purpose, “to improve the lives of others.”