Smith urges participation in Marshall Community Cares Week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Volunteers are going to be active on the Marshall University campus in Huntington this week in Marshall’s Community Cares Week.

Marshall President Brad Smith said the projects planned will freshen up the campus.

Brad Smith

“You can join your friends and family that are going to be doing some power washing, some painting and some landscaping,” Smith said.

There will be two sessions a day through Saturday. Forty-five different projects are planned.

Smith said they’ll make the work fun with free food and raffle prizes.

“We know it’s going to be hot. We’re going to feed you. We’re going to give you t-shirts. There’s even access to showers if you want them,” he said.

The Marshall president took office back in January. He said it’s important the campus look as good as it can.

“Because come the fall, we’re going to be welcoming new students to this campus and we’re going to be welcoming new opponents from the Sun Belt Conference and we’re going to defend the house and we’re going to sign it up before they show up,” Smith said.

More than 300 volunteers had signed up heading into the weekend.

Those interested can sign-up at\cares.

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