Community Service 2010 Activities
Restoring Whittier’s Birthplace- Saturday, October 2, 2010
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, NECC students volunteered to help repair and restore the property at John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthplace off Route 110 in Haverhill. Tasks that day included: cleaning out the barn, scraping and painting the barn and birthplace building as well as groundwork (weed removal, raking, etc.). Volunteers received a commemorative tee shirt, and water, lunch and snacks were provided.
National Day of Service and Remembrance- September 11, 2010
On Saturday, September 11, 2010, designated by President Obama as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, several one-day service projects were held in the Haverhill and Lawrence areas to honor those who perished on September 11, 2001. Students volunteered alongside faculty and staff volunteers at five Haverhill sites, including the Haverhill Firefighting Museum and Emmaus House Family Shelter and three Lawrence sites, including Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and Bread and Roses, a soup kitchen. All volunteers will met in the Technology Center on the Haverhill campus to be sent out to the various project sites. Volunteers received commemorative tee shirts and were provided with breakfast and lunch, as well as beverages and snacks during the day. A second annual Day of Service is being planned for next year.
Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill – Saturday, April 24, 2010
For the third year in a row, a group of NECC students and faculty spent the last Saturday in April helping Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill. Volunteers worked on improving two public school playgrounds for the City of Haverhill. Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April, is part of the national annual effort to assist low income, elderly and disabled citizens with minor home repairs and yard work and assisting the City of Haverhill’s Annual Clean-Up Day.