On Wednesday, September 14, more than 120 students from Middle Tennessee State University assembled nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs in partnership with United Way's Hometown Huddle. The snack packs, which included items such as bottled water, apple sauce and granola bars, were assembled and distributed to Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools.
Jackie Victory, Director of Student Organizations and Service at Middle Tennessee State University, said, "MTSU and United Way began this partnership several years ago and it evolved into our Day of Service event. It directly reflects our true blue pledge in which we encourage our students to engage in the life of our community, and to not only be a recipient, but a giver as well."
Participating companies and organizations in MTSU's Day of Service included: Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Sam's Club, Aspen Heights, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Strike and Spare Family Fun Center, Student Government Association, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, Lambda Sigma, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chi Omega, College Republicans, Raider Ambassadors, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the Speech- Language Pathology Club
Next Friday, September 23, volunteer teams will be refurbishing local school playgrounds as part of United Way's Hometown Huddle. To learn more, visit www.yourlocaluw.org/hometown-huddle.
The United Way is building healthier, more resilient communities by promoting healthy eating and physical activity. To learn more about health initiatives within the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, visit www.yourlocaluw.org.