Bulldogs unite in service

University of Redlands Bulldogs showed that the spirit of service doesn’t end at graduation when alumni, parents, students and friends joined across the globe on Saturday, April 9 to give back to their communities.

Nearly 500 participants pitched in to clean up beaches or community centers, sort and pack food for distribution to the needy or to build homes for families during the University’s fourth annual Bulldogs in Service Day.

Bulldogs volunteered at 27 different projects, from Washington state to Washington D.C., in Austin, Texas, New York City, Scottsdale, Ariz., Portland, Ore., Atlanta, Ga., Providence, R.I., Oahu, Hawai’i, and in Salzburg, Austria.

In California, alumni and students worked at projects throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange counties and in the Bay Area. Four of the University’s School of Business  regional campuses participated this year in projects from Burbank to San Diego. In Redlands, more than 100 members of the Alpha Theta Phi sorority brought books for their children’s book drive project.

“I was impressed with the student involvement this year,” said Alisha Aguilar, a project leader and an Alumni Relations coordinator of the effort.

The idea for an annual service day began in 2007 after a group of University alumni journeyed to New Orleans to help with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Bulldogs in Service started with 14 different projects in April 2008.

An interactive map was created for this year’s service day that pinpoints and details the projects. The map, built using Esri's ArcGIS Explorer Online, can be viewed by clicking here.

Bulldogs in Service 2011

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