Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-03-25

About 200 Samford University students will fan out around Birmingham Saturday, March 27, for an afternoon of community service during “Samford Gives Back Day.”

Projects include cleaning and organizing at NorthStar ministries and the men’s Firehouse Shelter, playing games with senior citizens at Chateau Vestavia, and making Easter baskets with children at Pathways shelter. Students will also assist with construction and cleaning at two Habitat for Humanity house sites.

The effort is sponsored by the Samford Office of Student Involvement’s Community Service Council. Student leaders are Sarah Franklin, Amy Ingham, Matt Groves and Jordan Puryear.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.