HIGH POINT, N.C., May 21, 2019 – The High Point University Civitan Club has earned the Campus Service Project of the Year award from Civitan International for its support of hurricane victims. This is the sixth time the club has won this award since 2013.
For this year’s project, the Civitan Club prepared emergency hygiene kits in response to Hurricane Florence. The club was able to put together 412 kits, which were delivered to hurricane victims in partnership with Church World Service.
“HPU Civitan has won Campus Service Project of the Year for many years for projects including Rise Against Hunger meal packaging, homelessness awareness campouts and participation in CROP Hunger Walks,” says Dr. Daniel Hall, faculty advisor for the club. “It’s been great to expand the club’s service portfolio this year with a new project after seeing the devastating effects of the hurricane.”
The HPU Civitan Club was chartered in 2005 and is sponsored by the local High Point chapter of Civitan International. It promotes good citizenship and participates in service projects in the community, such as recently donating a therapeutic tricycle to a local child.
“We were interested in starting this project for hurricane victims because people in North Carolina needed our help,” says Mikayla Labbe, a rising senior and co-president of the Civitan Club. “I love to serve knowing that our work truly makes a difference for people in the High Point community and beyond. The club was very involved this year, and so much time and hard work went into serving people in need. All of the HPU Civitans deserve a huge thank you.”