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Armstrong students give back to community in day of service

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some Armstrong Atlantic University students are doing their part to give back to the community.

Students spent part of their day stocking shelves and checking expiration dates on canned goods at Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah Saturday.

Community service students volunteer for Second Harvest every semester. They say giving up their time is worth helping those in need.

"It's a great way to give back to the community for Armstrong to get together and give back to the community it's great bonding for us all," said Lekara Simmons

Armstrong students were also among those helping out at the west broad street YMCA. Volunteers helped plant more than fifty trees, cleaned up gardens, neatened up shrubbery and a whole lot more.

Chatham County also donated mulch and the City of Savannah donated water for the clean up today. Those that run the "Y" say without volunteers like these, what they do for the community would not be possible.

"Well, we're incredibly thankful," said Peter Dolbier, Executive Director of the West Broad YMCA.

"I mean this is such an incredible community. Our "Y" is a little bit different than many in that we don't have membership to rely on for our community outreach. So people that come in like this and give us hundreds of man hours in one day allows us to stay open and do more for children in the neighborhood."

Students volunteered at several other locations in town including - the Ronald McDonald House, Skidaway Island state park and the Union Mission.

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