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Loyola University New Orleans Celebrates "Wolves on the Prowl"

Loyola press release - November 9, 2016

Alumni around the U.S. volunteer in honor of Loyola’s national day of service

Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty and alumni will come together as men and women for and with others on Saturday, Nov. 12 for the 17th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service.

Wolves on the Prowl, Loyola’s longest-running service program, pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with various programs around the country that need help. It is planned and led by Loyola’s Office of Alumni Engagement, Mission and Ministry, Student Government Association and the Alumni Association Ignatian Spirituality committee. This year, 14 alumni cities from around the country will take part in this day of service.

In New Orleans, Loyola students and alumni will partner with two Jesuit communities in the New Orleans metro area, the Good Shepherd School and Immaculate Conception Church. At Good Shepherd School, students and alumni will help to beautify its campus. Volunteers will repaint and clean up areas on the campus to encourage students in their future endeavors by providing them with an updated school environment. Loyola students and alumni will also partner with the Immaculate Conception Church on Baronne Street and will assist with various internal tasks to help clean-up the church. Projects will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.

“What better way for us to teach our students how to be men and women for others than for them to see this example of service and selflessness from Loyola graduates and current students — we are truly blessed by the generosity of the Loyola community," said Thomas Moran, ’90, president of Good Shepherd School.

Alumni across the country will take part in similar service opportunities on Nov. 5 through Dec. 3. On Nov. 5, alumni in Atlanta assisted with a local park clean-up. On Nov. 12, alumni in Austin, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami and Orlando will assist farms, schools and other organizations. On Nov. 13, alumni in Los Angeles will work with Safe Place for Youth and alumni in New York will work with St. Francis Xavier's Soup Kitchen. On Nov. 14, alumni in Kansas City will work with Happy Bottoms, the area’s only diaper bank. Alumni in Boston will serve at Daily Table on Nov. 19 and alumni in Chicago will volunteer at Lakeview Food Pantry on Dec. 3, the final day for this year’s celebration of Wolves on the Prowl.

“Wolves on the Prowl is the perfect representation of our Jesuit values and ideals. We are taught the importance of striving to be someone who not only is for others, but with others. This event allows us to show our unconditional love for others while giving back to the community. It focuses on the magis—the more. It’s a chance for the Loyola community that exists across the country to help others in a way that they would have never thought they could’ve been able to before,” said mass communication senior Angelic Williams.

Volunteers can register at alumni.loyno.edu/wotp.

For more information on Wolves on the Prowl, contact Caroline Gernhauser, Alumni Engagement Officer, at 504-861-5447 or cmgernha@loyno.edu.

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