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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
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Senior Media Relations Associate
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS IN BERGEN COUNTY
Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students Provide Support
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More than 400 Berkeley College faculty, staff, alumni and Honors students provided support to 43 nonprofit sites in New Jersey and New York as part of Community Service Week. The annual volunteerism event occurred throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
In Bergen County, NJ, Berkeley College volunteers participated in the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis walk on May 21, 2017, in Paramus, as well as worked at the Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park throughout the week.
Photo Captions A and B: Berkeley College volunteers apply mulch and plant flowers at the Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park in Paramus, NJ, as part of Community Service Week, held throughout the week of May 21 to May 26, 2017.
“Community Service Week at Berkeley College helps build awareness about the role nonprofit organizations play in keeping our local communities strong and vibrant,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College.
Community Service Week is an initiative of Berkeley Cares, which throughout the year assists charities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health and student success. The event began as Community Service Day in 2010, and expanded from a single day of service to a full week in 2017 to allow more flexibility to the organizations the College serves.
Photo Caption C: Berkeley College volunteers participate in the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis walk held on May 21, 2017, in Paramus, NJ, as part of Community Service Week. The 5K walk benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s efforts to find a cure and ways to control cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 70,000 people worldwide.
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