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Northwest Missouri State University


BRUSH (Photo by University Photography)
BRUSH (Photo by University Photography)
BRUSH (Photo by University Photography)
BRUSH (Photo by University Photography)

Bearcat Service Days

Began in 2004 by Aleta Hubbard, with the name B.R.U.S.H.: Beautifying Residences Using Student Help. BRUSH was designed to assist community members with landscaping, light construction and painting to their homes. Applications were pushed out to the community members and 2-4 houses were selected each year for the project.  Through the years we have updated more than 40 homes and made a difference in many the Maryville community members lives. 

Today, we have implemented Bearcat Service Days which are geared toward allowing Northwest students to give back to the community of Maryville. Each semester 2 half Saturdays are selected for students to provide service to Maryville and the surrounding community.  This allows students the opportunity to meet others with similar interests in volunteering, allows them to make new friends and make an impact in the community. In addition, the volunteer experience has helped to lead to greater relationships between Maryville residents and the Northwest Missouri State University community.