Kappa Eta Spruces Up Salisbury
The following article, written by Cody Decker, was published on April 17, 2021, via WRDE (wrde.com). It was reprinted with permission from Madeleine Overturf, Managing Editor at WRDE. The article highlights the Kappa Eta/Salisbury Chapter.
200 Students Help To Spruce Up City During "I Love Salisbury" Cleanup
SALISBURY, Md.- The "I Love Salisbury" cleanup is a tradition for Salisbury University students. Individuals and members of campus organizations look forward to helping the community with landscaping, trash pickup, and other tidying up.
Usually they are able to go to people’s homes to assist anyone with tasks they need done, but that was unable to happen this year because of the pandemic.
Student Government Association Director of Campus Enhancement Nick Plummer says the university contacted city leaders to see what could be done.
"We are working in the zoo now and we are working in City Park," Plummer said. "Our goal this year was to partner with Salisbury government and figure out what are the real needs of the community so we can get out there and help in a much different way and a bigger way."
During a normal year about 800 to 1,000 students volunteer their time but because of COVID-19 protocols, about 200 students were able to participate in this cleanup. Community Service Chair Ben Guyther and Vice President Bobby Locklear of the Theta Chi fraternity said it is great to get out and make an impact as a university community.
"It’s a great time," Guyther said. "I mean it feels like we haven’t done like a whole school wide event like this in a while, so it’s great to be out here. The weather is beautiful."
"I honestly love the people I have met here," Locklear said. "We work together very well and they have helped me grow. We help each other grow. How fast we work as a team and how well we work as a team shows how much I personally love Salisbury."
Staying safe while sprucing up the community that surrounds the university that is preparing them for the future.