The gung-ho group of volunteers spent the day helping out an 83-year old Atlanta resident Ollie Henderson get her spring cleaning done in a major way at her East Point home. The group started outside with general clean-up of raking the debris yard, trimming shrubbery, pulling vines and weeds from the fences, sweeping all around the home, cutting the grass and getting the yard in tip-top shape. Then, they went inside to help paint the interior walls of the house for the appreciative grandmother.
The Panther student-athletes teamed with volunteers from the GSU School of Nursing.
"It felt good to be out doing something really constructive and with tangible results when we were done," said volleyball player Audrey Cantrell. "We probably got some of the best calluses on our hands that any of us have gotten in a while, and it was totally worth it."
Georgia State student-athletes were given a goal to do 3,000 combined hours of community service this year and have already willingly surpassed that total.