On Saturday morning of March 27, 2010, a large crowd of students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at the John A. Barone Campus Center for the 22nd annual Hunger Cleanup.
Everyone who had signed up were assigned to locations throughout greater Bridgeport to clean, paint, mow, trim, or lend a hand in any possible way. That is the essence of this long-standing Fairfield tradition – to unite a large crowd of the Fairfield University community and send them out in small groups to help the people of greater Bridgeport.
At the end of the day David Nunes ’11 shared, “My project was rewarding because we were able to help others and spend time with friends. Everyone walked away satisfied with the job they had done.” His group was composed of the Fairfield University Knights of Columbus Ignatian Council. It was the council’s first major project of the semester. The Knights helped the Sullivan-McKinley elderly home with yard work and kept some of its residents company for the afternoon.
Lunch was provided for all volunteers. Everyone chewed over the day’s experience as they nibbled at their lunches. The overall mood of the crowd was one of satisfaction and a broadened sense of community.
Photo credits: Peter Caty
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