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JHU Track and Field Athletes Making a Difference in Our Community!

November 8, 2011

JHU Track and Field athletes join area volunteers in sprucing up the INNterim House.

One of the best parts of my jobs is when I get the chance to actually “liaison” between our students and our neighbors. Recently, my friend Bonnie Bessor asked if I knew any students who might be interested in helping with a volunteer project. Bonnie is the Executive Director of “Rebuilding Together Baltimore“, a local non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income home owners. RTB was partnering with Honeywell volunteers to spruce up the “INNterim House” and was looking for volunteers to help on October 15th, 2011. I posted this volunteer opportunity on this blog and within an hour I received and email from JHU Senior Alison Smith of the Track and Field team. A few coordinating emails later and soon 20 members of the JHU Track and Field team committed to making the trip out to the INNterim House in Baltimore County to help out. Together with other area volunteers, our students spent the day fixing lighting, renovating bathrooms, clearing space for a play ground, painting and more.

This isn’t the first time that members of the JHU Cross Country and Track and Field teams have stepped forward to help out when I’ve put out a call and I’m certain it won’t be the last, either. A big Thank You from me to all the team members for their help this year and a special shout out to Alison Smith, Stephanie Amalfe, Lindsey Kent, Alana Merkow, Paul Vazzo, Andrew Minicucci, Alex Jebb, Zach Dwyer, Jacob Kramer, Robert Martin, Brendan Evans, Jonathan Lee, Mahzi Malcolm, Michael Spadaro, Julian Lane, Steph Chung, Ian Wilkes, Kevin Keenahan, Olivia Lucas and Patrick Civetta for spending their Saturday helping our community!

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