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Taylor Students to Perform Service Projects in Upland for “Plunge”

Published: Aug 26, 2014

Hundreds of Taylor University students, faculty and staff members will participate in Taylor University’s annual Community Plunge, set for Thursday, August 28. Community Plunge is comprised of a number of service projects throughout the Upland, Ind., community.

Event organizers say the Plunge’s goal is to develop servant leadership in students and spark their interest in getting involved with the local community throughout the academic year. Service opportunities include painting, landscaping, and window washing as well as trash pickup and other needs.

The Plunge began in 1993 and was originally connected to Taylor’s freshman student orientation, but later grew to incorporate the rest of the Taylor student body, faculty and staff.

Community Plunge starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day until 4:00 p.m. Taylor students, faculty and staff members will work at local businesses, churches and residences throughout the Upland area.

The Plunge was recognized in 1999 by a joint resolution sponsored by Indiana State Representative P. Eric Turner and the late State Senator David Ford, which honored the outreach in both houses of the Indiana State Legislature.