Wesleyan Student Athletes Aid in Flood Recovery in Southern WV


BUCKHANNON —  Story from WV NEWS Staff

A group of student-athletes from West Virginia Wesleyan College, along with a coach, recently traveled to the southern region of the state to help with ongoing flood recovery

efforts. The group of 15 students represented the women’s softball, track & field, and women’s lacrosse teams.The group helped an elderly woman move her household possessions to a secure storage facility so that her flood-damaged home could be demolished and a brand new home built in its place.

The volunteers worked through rainy and cold conditions, helping to pack up remaining items out of the home for the moving truck. School officials said their work was critical in meeting the timeline for new construction to begin. Officials said students are strongly encouraged to serve others as part of their time as undergraduates, fulfilling the College’s mission to graduate students who will “demonstrate their local and world citizenship through service.”

Similarly, student-athletes are also expected to volunteer through NCAA Division II standards, as the Division puts an emphasis on “a robust community engagement philosophy that integrates student-athletes within both their campus and regional communities.”

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