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HandsOn Kansas State

HandsOn Kansas State promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially responsible citizens knowledgeably equipped for active participation.

Annually, HandsOn creates and implements specific Days of Services to heighten civic awareness. Our 9/11 Day of Service is a mobile food distribution in conjunction with Harvester's of Topeka; over 250 hungry family/individuals attended in 2013 to receive nutritious, fresh produce. As the resource center for all people service-minded, HandsOn Student Program Coordinators are available to sit down one-on-one to discuss interests, assist in finding organization contacts, and any other service-learning training needed to establish your volunteer opportunity. Student groups looking to understand volunteer management are also eligible to receive training for the improvement of their service events.

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Manhattan Good Neighbors, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross are joining together for an event along with local and state agencies, organizations and groups to simulate a POD (Point of Distribution) that would be established during a disaster. The Preparedness Point event will take place Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Pat Bosco Plaza in front of the K-State Union. The event will be in conjunction with the American Red Cross' annual campus Blood Drive.

The event will display what social media efforts organizations offer for disaster preparedness, what their organization PODs would look like if they were involved in a disaster, and what they can offer to students to become "prepared". Students will also be able participate in an act of service by putting together personal hygiene kits that will be given to local organizations who distribute the kits to families in need. Pre-registration is not required so please come by and join us!

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