Trine teams help veterans for Day of Caring

Day of Caring

Two teams of Trine University staff from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies’ Angola Education Center participated in Steuben County’s United Way Day of Caring on April 26.

Day of CaringBoth teams completed service projects for veterans of the Vietnam War.

A team made up of Keirsten Eberts, senior director of global partnerships; Brittni Heiden, Angola Education Center director; Greg Knauer, admission counselor; and Kodi Buell, director of online learning, painted a porch, gardened and laid mulch, raked leaves and did other yard work for one veteran and his wife. A second team made up of Greg Brooks, director, Master of Science in engineering management; Jenson Jiang, international relationship coordinator; Amy Alt, youth hockey program director; and Teresa Stuckey, graduate administrative assistant, tore down a shed, built a new one and did other yard work for another veteran who served in the Army.

“Both of these veterans and their families were beyond thankful,” said Eberts. “They would not have been able to do the work on their own, either for physical or financial reasons.”

This is the fourth year Trine University has participated in Day of Caring. During Day of Caring, individuals in the community join together to help nonprofit organizations and individuals with projects they are unable to do themselves or do not have the resources to complete. Projects can include cleaning gutters or windows, construction or home improvement projects, ramp construction, yard work or gardening, cutting down or trimming trees, painting and house cleaning. 

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