The annual tri-college service day, hosted by Walla Walla University, Whitman College, and Walla Walla Community College, was held on Sunday, April 24.
“Tri-College Community Day is a way for students to get involved in service while connecting with students from the other colleges in our valley. We hope to help create connections between students and the community as well as other students,” said Hailey Bischoff, junior in business management as well as volunteer and special events coordinator for the Center for Humanitarian Engagement.
This year 146 volunteers helped across 13 different projects. Ninety-two participants joined from WWU. Projects included painting an elderly woman’s home, filling 100 pots with plants for Hope Street Planting, filling bags of food for the Backpack Bridge Bag Build, and more.
“To participate in a project where I felt needed was awesome,” said Darius Felder, senior electrical engineering student. “I also enjoyed getting to know the members of my community outside the walls of the university!”
The tri-college service day has been held annually for over 10 years, but was only this year renamed “Tri-College Community.”
If you are interested in helping in the Walla Walla Valley community visit wallawalla.edu/che.
Posted May 16, 2022