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Loyola community volunteers for 10th annual day of service

Loyola press release - November 14, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans Wolfpack pride and community service were on exhibit all over the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, as alumni and students participated in volunteer projects for Wolves on the Prowl 2009.

Wolves on the Prowl is an annual national day of service planned and led by Loyola’s Alumni Association and Student Government Association, which pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs that need help. This year, alumni in 12 cities, including New Orleans, rolled up their sleeves for various charities. On Saturday, Nov. 14, Loyola alumni sorted and distributed clothing at the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, more than 360 Loyola students, alumni and employees participated in several New Orleans projects. Volunteers participated in the Good Shepherd School field day, rebuilt houses with the St. Bernard Project, beautified the Odyssey House and Success Prep Academy, planted fruit orchards with Parkway Partners and decorated New Orleans City Park for its annual Christmas in the Oaks fundraiser.

Elsewhere, alumni cleaned Nazareth House, a family homeless shelter in Boston; sorted food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository and at Catholic Charities of Central Texas in Austin, Texas; volunteered at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Dallas; prepared meals and bags of supplies for homeless at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission; participated in the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Home Walk; assisted Raleigh, N.C., students with college and career planning; landscaped, painted and organized Pathways to Care in Casselberry, Fla.; volunteered at the Sallie House, a home for children awaiting placement with foster families in Tampa, Fla.; assisted senior citizens with an art project at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington; and assisted in the garden at the Lafayette Catholic Service Centers in Lafayette, La.

Associate Director of Alumni Relations David Robinson-Morris said Wolves on the Prowl service projects are great ways for alumni to stay involved and contribute to Loyola’s mission to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others.

“In the Jesuit tradition, our volunteers will seek perspective on their service through group and personal reflection,” said Robinson-Morris. “Wolves on the Prowl is an opportunity for students and alumni to interact with local communities that reflect the reality of the world around them, and inspire them to act.”

For more information on Wolves on the Prowl, or the Alumni Association, contact Robinson-Morris at 504-861-5419 or dwrobin@loyno.edu.

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