Friesen Center announces new service programs

Friesen Center Programs
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service, formerly the Joe Mertz Center, has announced new volunteer opportunities for students for the new academic year. The new programs include work with the Huntington County Humane Shelter and the Adopt-a-Highway program.

The Huntington County Humane Shelter is seeking volunteers to assist in taking care of the animals. Volunteers will do a variety of work, including walking dogs, grooming fur, playing with kittens and feeding the animals. The Adopt-a-Highway Program will have students cleaning a section of the highway (yet to be determined) around Huntington. The section of highway will be named for the Friesen Center.

The Friesen Center will also take an exercise in faith over spring break by facilitating a mystery trip. The trip will take place over the break from March 15-23, but the location, type of work and the length of the trip will not be decided until the weekend before the trip leaves. It is an attempt to bring God-led ministry to wherever it is needed most.

The Friesen Center is a student-directed organization that coordinates HU students in volunteer efforts on a daily basis. The Friesen Center stands to build the idea that every one person can make a difference in the community.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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