St. Mary's University

Students, faculty, staff, alumni ready for Continuing the Heritage service day

Nearly 800 volunteers – mostly college students – will walk dogs, help children, plant seeds, build houses and do other good deeds on Saturday, Aug. 20, as part of St. Mary’s University’s biannual Continuing the Heritage event.

Continuing the Heritage brings together University students, faculty, staff and alumni to volunteer for community projects, such as graffiti abatement, yardwork, packaging and delivering food and clothing for the poor, and working with children and animals.

Online registration begins Friday, Aug. 12.

Since 2003, about 10,000 volunteers have offered more than 50,000 hours to organizations that provide much-needed services throughout the area.

San Antonio volunteers will gather on the Flex Field at The Park at St. Mary’s at 7 a.m. for an opening ceremony, which includes breakfast and prayer, before beginning their morning of service. From 9 a.m. until noon, they will serve at 30 sites including:

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