SHC employees participate in 5th annual Ignatian Day of Service
MOBILE, Ala. – In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola on July 31, more than 80 Spring Hill College faculty and staff volunteered throughout the city of Mobile.
Participants painted, visited the elderly, cleaned animal cages, restocked food, laid tile, did construction work, cleaned classrooms, as well as various other tasks at the seven service sites: Mobile Bay Area Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, Little Sisters of the Poor retirement home, the Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Little Flower Catholic School, and historic Stewartfield on Spring Hill’s campus.
This 5th annual Ignatian Day of Service is one way that the college comes together across departments and disciplines to live out our promise statement of forming leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice and service for life.
“One of the highlights of the service day is the opportunity to work together with colleagues in a relaxed and sometimes out-of-our-comfort-zone way,” said Maureen Bergan, director of campus ministry, who served on the service day committee. “Many of the participants expressed delight not only in helping others, but also in coming together as a community to live out our mission in a concrete way. This day was yet another way Spring Hill College tries to give back to the Mobile community.”