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Northwest Missouri State University


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Each fall, Northwest students team up to work on improvement projects throughout the city and campus as part of the University's annual fall BRUSH project. This year, BRUSH is partnering with the city of Maryville to clean up and improve city parking lots. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Advancement)

Each fall, Northwest students team up to work on improvement projects throughout the city and campus as part of the University's BRUSH program. This year, BRUSH is partnering with the city of Maryville to clean and improve city parking lots. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Advancement)

Sept. 18, 2013

Volunteers needed for annual fall BRUSH Sept. 21

Students at Northwest Missouri State University are invited to volunteer their time and service again this fall during the University’s annual BRUSH.

BRUSH, or Beautifying Residences Using Student Help, was launched in 2004 and gives Northwest students opportunities to work on landscaping, painting and other improvement projects in support of residents, businesses and groups throughout the Maryville community.

“BRUSH provides an opportunity for students to become involved in our community,” said Amy Nally, Northwest’s director of volunteer, service learning and civic engagement. “It promotes responsibility to ‘give back’ to society and helps them achieve a lifetime commitment to service and helping others.”

This year’s BRUSH project, themed “Into the Streets: Revitalize Downtown Maryville” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Students should meet at the city of Maryville parking lot, located at North Main and East Fifth streets.

BRUSH is partnering with the city of Maryville to clean up various areas downtown, including multiple parking lots. Volunteers will stripe parking lots, spray weeds, paint curbs and pick up trash, along with other clean-up duties.

To participate in the citywide clean up, complete the forms for “Volunteer Registration” and “Volunteer Event Form” by clicking here. Signup sheets also may be submitted by student organizations by noon Thursday, Sept. 19.

Student volunteers will receive a T-shirt for participating and should include T-shirt size on signup sheet.

For more information, contact Amy Nally, Northwest's director of volunteer, service learning and civic engagement, at 660.562.1954 or anally@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468