It's the Season to Help Others
Before Halloween, several McMurry University student groups came together and volunteered for Disability Resources Inc. (DRI) in Abilene. The Pumpkin Patch is a fundraiser for resident programs offered at DRI. This year, they had so many pumpkins and needed extra hands!
DRI provides exceptional care and contented lives to intellectually challenged adults in a Christian environment. Every year students, student athletes and coaches give hours of their day to help this organization founded on the need and desire to help those in the Abilene community. While there, they read to school students, take them on hay rides, assist people with buying pumpkins and participate in gym activities with DRI residents. The annual Pumpkin Patch puts the happy in "Happy Halloween" for these amazing people.
Holidays, no matter how little or seemingly insignificant, should be about giving back and this project gives back to the community. McMurry University may be a community on our own, but we are also part of a larger community as well. Some of the groups helping this year were Secondary Education majors, women's volleyball, women's basketball and men's basketball.
Read more on the Education majors who volunteered
Read more on the athletes who volunteered