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400 Emory Public Health Students Team up to Help Atlantans in Need



More than 400 Emory University Rollins School of Public Health students will roll up their sleeves for a day of service to help Atlanta communities in need.

This is the second year that incoming public health students will participate in “Rollins-teer Day” as part of new student orientation. The event was such a hit with last year’s incoming class that organizers planned an encore service day this year and added more than a dozen volunteer sites for students to choose from.

In addition, the Rollins-teer Service Learning Program was established so students can stay connected to the community throughout their time at the Rollins School of Public Health.


Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008


Service sites include:

* Atlanta Union Mission
* Atlanta Community Food Bank
* Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
* MedShare International
* Senior Citizens Services
* Project Open Hand
* Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
* CHRIS Kids
* West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
* Park Pride

Members of the media are welcome to visit volunteer service sites for interviews and photo opportunities with students and event organizers. For more information, call 404-727-5692 or visit


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