Nampa’s University District received TLC from dozens of NNU students the first weekend they came to campus. The students, who are involved in campus government, spent time planting trees, doing yard work, painting and helping the city of Nampa go “green” by changing the downtown Christmas bulbs to LED lights.
Brandon Gipson, a philosophy major from Portland, Ore. who participated in the workday, said, “I really think it’s our responsibility to give back to the neighborhood for all of the kindness and love they’ve shown us. Also, as a Christian university, it’s important that we care for the community we’re a part of.”
The students, along with some faculty and staff, spent time working at Sherman Elementary, Nampa Parks Department, Ivy Street Skate Park, five private homes in the UD and Osborne Park by East Valley Middle School.
To learn more about how NNU is becoming involved with the University District that is home to 5,300 residents, more than 60 businesses, five congregations and several non-profits and educational institutions, contact Karen Pearson at (208) 467-8663, or KLPearson@nnu.edu.
Photo Caption: NNU students spend time cleaning up a residence in the University District. Back row, L to R: Jason Hale, Ryan Mangum, Miriam Reardon and Jared Haskett; front row, L to R: Kasi Farley, Vanessa Evans, Rowdy Hope, Julianne Bazzi, Nipher Malika and Mark Baas.