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Humboldt State University students volunteer at local non-profit for Serve-a-thon

FORTUNA- While most of their classmates had Ceasar Chavez day off from school, almost a hundred Humboldt State Students were volunteering at Miranda's Rescue. All the students are members of the campus' Youth Educational Services, a network of 15 individual campus volunteer groups led by students.

The students volunteer for the Serve-a-thon every year by picking one local non-profit and serving as a group there. The day also serves as a fundraiser for the campus group. The students have friends and family donate money to Y.E.S. for each hour they volunteer.

"It's a team building thing," said Alexandra Carter, a Y.E.S. volunteer. .

Students cleaned the barn, walked dogs and helped clean out the cat room. The group is able to get a lot of work done in just a couple of hours in what would take days of work for a couple of volunteers said Lorena Boswell, a coordinator for Y.E.S

"It's amazing," said Boswell. "It feels so good, in a day, to see how much a hundred people can do."