Oakwood University’s Agape Day sends hundreds of volunteers into community

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students set aside their books. Faculty put away their lesson plans. Administrators left their offices.

On Tuesday, September 30th, Oakwood University observed Agape Day. Classes were officially suspended, allowing students and employees to volunteer in the community.

Buses transported volunteers to 30 work sites in Huntsville and Madison. Some of the students and staff helped disabled senior citizens with home maintenance. Some read to elementary school students. Others worked at sites such as the Salvation Army, Downtown Rescue Mission, CASA and Lincoln Village.

Coordinators say Agape Day is a living example of the university’s motto: “Enter to learn, depart to serve.”

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