Hundreds show up for U’s Bennion Center annual Service Saturday

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Hundreds of University of Utah students, faculty and staff spent their morning helping out with community projects for the 15th annual legacy of Lowell Day of Service.  

The U’s Bennion Center is named after educator and humanitarian Lowell Bennion. Today 900 volunteers gathered at Glendale Middle School to participate in 29 different projects to benefit the community. This is the largest event of their serious of “service Saturday’s” which included installing soke detectors, knitting hats for newborns and much more. 

“For example right behind me we have a project called bags to beds and that’s plastic bags that are made into bed mats for homeless people,” Landon Clark, Bennion Center Student Chairman said. “Also there’s som quilting going on here. Everything from Utah AIDS Foundation to cat beds for feral cats.” 

The projects fell into five categories: education, health intercultural engagement, social justice and sustainability and food justice. 

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