Students, faculty and staff of UWM, joined by the nonprofit Interfaith Older Adult Programs, paired up to help repair the homes of older adults on Saturday, April 12, as part of the annual Hunger Clean Up. The Hunger Clean Up’s goal is to spruce up local homes for spring.
“It’s fulfilling to know that I helped someone,” said Favian Velasco, a UWM junior majoring in information science and technology.
Velasco was one of more than 300 students and faculty of UWM who started the day with a meeting on Spaights Plaza. Volunteers were assigned various tasks from picking up branches to cleaning and fixing windows. University organizations that contributed were the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research, Neighborhood Housing, B.O.S.S and the UWM Student Association.
Check out some scenes from this year’s Hunger Cleanup.