On Saturday, Nov. 12, when they could have been resting and catching up on much-needed sleep, about 120 Wake Forest students volunteered their day to participate in “Rake” Forest.
The community service project, started last year, is a residence life and housing initiative. Students raked, cleaned and bagged leaves in neighborhoods surrounding the Wake Forest campus, helping residents of Faculty Drive, Rosedale Circle, Crepe Myrtle Circle, Macon Drive, Harmon Drive, Waycross Drive and Friendship Circle.
This is the second year John Chiaramonte, a political science and English double major from Albany, N.Y., and a second year resident adviser in South Hall, participated in “Rake” Forest. A member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Chiaramonte says fulfilling Wake Forest’s Pro Humanitate motto means giving back to the community.
“Wake Forest provides so many opportunities for us to serve in the community, whether it be raking leaves or organizing fun games at Project Pumpkin,” he says. “I try my best to participate in as many service opportunities as possible. Community service can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a Wake Forest student. So I guess raking being tough work was never a question for me. I am always excited to participate in community service events offered by Wake Forest.”
Neighbors signed up in advance for the free service.
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