225 Volunteers Serve for 2021 Love Sterling Event
On Saturday, April 24, there were 225 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members who joined together to serve the town of Sterling, Kan., by participating in the event Love Sterling, a city-wide service day. The coordinator of Love Sterling, Emilie Holland, missions director and resident director, and several students had been planning the event since January.
A total of 28 projects were planned and completed for Love Sterling. Some of these projects included painting, landscaping, cleaning out the bulb-outs on Main Street, cleaning up around the Sterling Lake, refreshing the Sterling mural, and projects at businesses such as the American Legion building.
“I am proud to work for an institution that so values Christ's example of servant leadership that our students, staff, faculty, and community members serve our community through Love Sterling. Our volunteers on Saturday worked hard in love and with excitement. It was encouraging to see our students finish projects early and ask for more places to serve on Saturday,” said Holland.
Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 900 volunteer hours being given over the course of the day.
Love Sterling was created twelve years ago as a way for Sterling College students and employees to give back to the community that surrounds and supports them in many ways. The annual event is often looked forward to by students and community members alike.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.