Posts Tagged With: Youth Rebuilding the Ohio Valley

“Lovescaping” in downtown Wheeling

Valentine’s Day is when we show appreciation and extra love to others. This year, students from WJU’s Mother Jones House, art students and organizations such as Youth Rebuilding the Ohio Valley, Students for Life, Hess Mentoring, and Enactus, not only wanted to express love to humans but to vacant buildings in downtown Wheeling as well. There are a number of buildings that offer historic significance but are in need of TLC in the area. Some of these building are either for sale or rent. In honor of Valentine’s Day, students made cut-out hearts with catchy phrases written on them, and hung them to buildings as part of the “All We Need is Love Campaign.” This was an effort to gain appreciation of historical buildings. Messages such as “find me somebody to love” and “love gets  better with age” were presented in hopes to occupy the buildings.

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New Student Group Makes the Local Paper

	Service is in full swing on and off the campus of Wheeling Jesuit.  The new students learned more about how volunteering can improve their college experience at the Involvement Fair.  Many also showed up at the Red Cross Blood  Drive where 51 units of blood were donated.  Also impressive were the 25 faculty, staff and administrators at WJU that participated in a service project through the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.   	We are also proud of the many students that made the most of their past Saturday morning to paint and clean-up Wilson Park.  This was the first project of Youth Rebuilding the Ohio Valley, a new group of students committed to making a difference in the region.      				Way to get in the paper too!

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