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Spring Breakers Spring Into Action: Allegheny College Students Lend A Hand In The Buffalo

Spring Breakers Spring Into Action: Allegheny College Students Lend A Hand In The Buffalo

Buffalo, NY - March 18, 2011 – Instead of heading to Cancun, Miami or California, a group of 12 Alleghany students headed to The Belle Center to perform community service with Buffalo AmeriCorps in Buffalo, NY.

Students are spending an entire spring break week volunteering on 2 major service projects kicking off with the Buffalo Parking Enforcement Impound Clean Up, a project that will take place at the Buffalo Parking Enforcement Impound, located at 166 Dart Street, Buffalo NY. The project will begin on Monday, March 21, 2011 with hours of operation of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will continue until finished. Partners include: Mayors Impact Team (MIT), Keep WNY Beautiful, The Belle Center- Buffalo Americorps, Allegany College and Dept. of Public Works.

Students will also serve hundreds of families in the 14201 community working with Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Food Bank of WNY, The Belle Center & Buffalo AmeriCorps for the Food Express Truck supplemental food giveaway. This will take place outside at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25th, 2011 345 7th Street Buffalo, NY 14201.

We commend these students for seeing the need in our community for volunteer service and springing into action with solutions. When asked why they chose to spend their spring break volunteering Olivia Walter- an Allegheny freshman Biology student stated: “I am coming to Buffalo to be a part of a community that is actively involved in service to others. At Allegheny, I am a tutor at one of the local schools and have participated in many of our “Service Saturdays,” helping organizations in Meadville. I want to extend my dedication to helping others by volunteering my time at The Belle Center and by joining others in serving the Buffalo community.”