Midland University Commits Nearly 900 hours to Community as Part of Mission Week
Midland University students, faculty, and staff compiled nearly 900 hours of service work during Midland University Mission Week April 12-18. Midland’s traditional Mission Day was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, but the university responded with a whole week of service for 2021.
Students, faculty, and staff spent the week serving several nonprofit organizations around the Fremont area, including Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity, The Old Poor Farm Animal Sanctuary, LifeHouse, Humane Society, Camp Rivercrest, and several area churches.
Departments, organizations, and teams from Midland that volunteered were Institutional Advancement, SSC, Student Affairs, Admissions, Career Studio, Student Billing, Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Union, Pinky Swear, MASH, NUR305, Phi Omega, Band, Baseball, Shotgun Sports, Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheer, and Swimming and Diving.
Sidney Hirsch, Director of Student Development, said it was wonderful to see the way the campus rallied around the community throughout the week. “I am very proud of all the students, staff, and faculty that took part in Mission Week this year, especially with it being a change from previous years,” Hirsch said. “I think many groups jumped on board and knew it was something they wanted to get involved in. We had a number of teams, student organizations, and departments across campus volunteer their time and I know the community is grateful for the help they received. I think students had a good time being able to do something outside of academics and extracurriculars and get involved in the Fremont community!”