West Virginia State University plans a day of community service - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

West Virginia State University plans a day of community service

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Oakvale School celebrates new look

    Oakvale School celebrates new look

    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
    OAKVALE (WVVA) - The much-anticipated opening of Oakvale School has finally arrived.On Monday, students, guests and community members gathered to see the grand opening of the newly-built and renovated building.Tuesday was also move-in day for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.The construction has been underway for two years.More >>
  • Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    Mercer County man pleads guilty to drug distribution

    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (NEWS RELEASE) – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jimmy Dale Wright, 56, of Rock, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to distributing hydromorphone, a powerful and addictive prescription pain medication. Wright admitted that in August of 2013, he sold pills to a person who was cooperating with law enforcement authorities. The drug deal took place on Pocosin Fork Road in Lashmeet, Mercer County, West Virginia.Wright faces up to 20 years i...More >>
  • UPDATE: Bizarre details revealed in sex abuse case against man who claimed to have 'magic' powers

    UPDATE: Bizarre details revealed in sex abuse case against man who claimed to have 'magic' powers

    Photo by Lindsay OliverPhoto by Lindsay Oliver
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield Police have arrested a man on multiple counts of sex crimes against children.James Irvin, 56, was taken into custody Monday morning. He is charged with...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Bluefield Police have arrested a man on multiple counts of sex crimes against children.James Irvin, 56, was taken into custody Monday morning. He is charged with...More >>
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will be giving back to residents of the Kanawha Valley on Saturday, April 27, during the university's first Cares Day.
 
The event will bring together WVSU alumni, faculty, staff and students who will fan out across Kanawha and Putnam Counties to perform volunteer work on a variety of projects.
 
"It will be a day of community service to give back to the area," said Joe Oden, assistant vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs. "We view this as a chance to say thank you for the community's support."
 
Volunteers are still being sought to participate in Cares Day, and all current and former Yellow Jackets are welcome to lend a hand, Oden said.
 
A registration form for volunteers is available online at www.wvsu.edu/caresday. Registration is required and the deadline to register to be a volunteer is April 17. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt.
Oden said that he is hoping to have 300 volunteers to help out on Cares Day.
 
Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects throughout the area, including roadside clean-up, painting, tree trimming, digging or window washing. Other types of projects could involve working with youth, literacy education, serving meals or office work.
 
Oden said individuals and groups in the community can submit job sites for consideration as part of Cares Day. The application to submit a job site for consideration can also be found at www.wvsu.edu/caresday.
 
The deadline to submit a job site for consideration is April 17.
 
"We have already received applications for nearly 20 sites from throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties," Oden said. "We will try to accommodate as many sites as we can on Cares Day."
 
In addition to the website, registration forms for volunteers and applications for site consideration can be picked up on the WVSU campus in room 103 of the Wilson University Union or in room 130 of Ferrell Hall.
                                                                                     
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.