SHOWS LOVE TO PALOS HEIGHTS
The Trinity community demonstrated
that love is an action verb by embracing Palos Heights during its second
annual lovePalos community outreach on Saturday, April 12.
Throughout the sun-splashed
afternoon, students, faculty, and staff canvassed the city with some of
their neighbors, providing cleanup for residents, churches, and civic organizations.
Those services included picking up trash, raking leaves, light landscaping,
and other ways to add a sparkle to the streets, yards, buildings, and parks
of Palos Heights. On campus, Trinity's service committee sponsored a car
wash, restoring the shine to more than 75 cars.
As they did last year, members
of the residence life staff organized lovePalos to show Trinity's appreciation
for the city's help and support. They sent letters to local churches requesting
their partnership and needed services, and the response was very positive.
"The event was a huge success,"
said Bryan Carrier, residence life and housing coordinator. "We had approximately
190 participants, and they completed 22 different service tasks. We have
received many compliments about the project, and we give God glory for
of the sites where volunteers spent their time included the city's recreation
center, Elim Christian School, and Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church.
They also cleaned up several main streets in Palos Heights and six city