Thanks to cleaner-uppers

The Student Alumni Council and the St. Thomas Alumni Association thank everyone – students, staff and alumni volunteers – who participated in Community Cleanup last Sunday, April 17.

About 200 volunteers cleaned the yards and did spring cleanup chores at the homes of 25 elderly and disabled neighbors. Judging by a few of their comments, they were very pleased with the results:

  • "Thank you for including my spring yard cleanup for the second year. The students were friendly, eager to work and efficient. They did what I asked them to do and were extremely polite. Please praise the small group which worked at my home. I am unable to work outdoors and I do appreciate your student cleanup group. Sincerely, Beatrice Henningsen"
  • "The all-girl team you sent did a really great job. This 80-year-old is deeply grateful. Marcine Bendsen"
  • "Dear St. Thomas Students, Thank you for raking up my yard today – you did a great job – and you all had such beautiful smiles on your faces. This is such an act of charity on your part and I’m glad I’m a recipient of your efforts. God Bless You All. Love, Nancy Janssen"