2nd Annual Lend-a-Paw Day of Community Service to Focus on Veterans

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CONTACT: Laura Mansfield, 425-352-5406 or 425-420-6520 (weekend),  lmans@uw.edu

Alumni, students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington Bothell will help renovate American Legion Post 127 as part of the second annual Lend-a-Paw community service day. The event is sponsored by the UW Bothell Alumni Council.

Saturday, Oct. 6 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Woodinville American Legion Post 127
21920 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Approximately 50 students, alumni and staff are expected. Members of the UW Bothell Student Veterans Association will also attend.

WHY: UW Bothell is a veterans-friendly campus with more than 200 student veterans enrolled. For its annual community service project, the UW Bothell alumni association chose a project to honor veterans both on and off campus.

The Student Veterans Association will brief American Legion members on the status of the Student Archway project, a proposed monument to honor the service of student veterans and to celebrate their transition to academic and civilian life. Students are seeking to raise $60,000 to fund the project. For more information on the archway project, visit www.uwb.edu/about/construction/veterans-archway.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.