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Students spend weekend in Pittsburgh, aid in home improvements

Posted by Samantha McClintock on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 15:03 PM

Led by Dave Calvario, dean of students and the director of the Center for Service Leadership at Waynesburg University, a team of 24 students will serve with The Pittsburgh Project Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14.

Partnering with The Pittsburgh Project, students will provide free home repairs for those who may not be able to complete the tasks without assistance. In many cases, the improvements save the owner from possible citation or eviction. Projects include hanging drywall, constructing wheelchair ramps and replacing doors, floors and windows.

“The Pittsburgh Project cares for vulnerable homeowners and lifts up the next generation of servant leaders,” Calvario said. “The Project mostly serves elderly or disabled individuals who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to care for their homes.”

Students participating in The Pittsburgh Project include:

•    Natalie Abraham, a sophomore psychology major from Munhall (Steel Valley High School)
•    Olivia Bakke, a senior biology major from Monaca (Beaver County Christian School)
•    Rachel Binnig, a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh (North Allegheny High School)
•    Roscoe Bright, a senior human services (social science) major from Elizabeth (Elizabeth Forward High School)
•    Aaron Cromwell, a senior sports management major from Fairchance (Albert Gallatin High School)
•    Bryan Gary, a junior with undeclared major from Pittsburgh (Shaler High School)
•    Rebecca Good, a freshman with undeclared major from Bridgeville (Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy)
•    Korey Hammell, a sophomore with undeclared major from Homestead (Steel Valley High School)
•    Phil Henry, a senior interactive design major from Bridgeville (South Fayette High School)
•    Bret Hoffman, a sophomore forensic accounting major from Washington (Washington High School)
•    Michelle Hopkins, a freshman environmental science major from Warren, Ohio (Champion High School)
•    Kylee Horvath, a junior information technology major from Edinburg (Mohawk High School)
•    Rachel Iams, a freshman nursing major from Washington (Trinity High School)
•    Jeff Johns, a senior biology (pre-dental/medical/veterinary) major from Upper Burrell (Burrell High School)
•    Emily Mullady, a sophomore athletic training major from Harrisburg (Bishop McDevitt High School)
•    Madison Perretta, a freshman criminal justice major from Beaver Falls (Beaver Falls High School)
•    Corey Rearick, a senior biology (pre-dental/medical/veterinary) major from New Castle (Blackhawk High School)
•    Adam Roberge, a junior engineering chemistry major from Elizabethtown (Lampeter-Strasburg High School)
•    Jose Rodriquez, a freshman communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from Lancaster (Lancaster Catholic High School)
•    Spenser Sargent, a junior environmental science major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)
•    Aaron Schuster, a sophomore computer security and forensics major from Martins Ferry, Ohio (Martins Ferry High School)
•    Cherylynn Shird, a junior sociology (urban studies) major from Washington, D.C. (Kamit Institute)
•    Steven Terrill, a senior English (creative writing) major from Claysville (McGuffey High School)
•    Jay Weimer, a sophomore information technology major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)

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Topics: Mission Service news, Waynesburg University Mission Trip, The Pittsburgh Project