Freshmen from Mercyhurst University take on day of service for their new home community

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Hundreds of freshmen at Mercyhurst University are starting their college careers with a day of service for their new home community.

After a brief rally on campus, the freshmen spread out to locations across the region to do public service projects.

It not only helps the freshmen get their careers off to a good start, it also helps people who start the day as strangers become classmates and friends.

“This is possibly the first time away from home for a lot of them and it’s just a really great way to start a new situation with a group of people. They’re having a bonding experience with to do something meaningful together,” said Heather Balas, Mercyhurst University.

Mercyhurst has about 700 new undergraduate students this year.

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