During the day-long event, volunteers spent time painting, residing and landscaping the EDM recipient’s houses. In addition to the four sponsored recipients, volunteers also completed a number of service projects throughout the community, including smaller house renovation work, clean-up and general maintenance at Martin Park, and waste removal and yard work. In total, the project used more than 60 gallons of paint, 1 ton of water, 4 tons of rock, dozens of plants, 1300 square feet of vinyl siding and the equivalent of more than 2,250 hours of labor.
“This year was a tremendous success due to the hard work of our volunteers and sponsors. This year we saw a substantial increase in donations from Home Depot (Glidden), Lowe’s (Valspar), Sherwin-Williams, Hoewing Trucking, Bergman’s Nursery, Premium Waters, Casey’s, and thousands in monetary donations from the community. It’s just awesome to see the community in action in effort to do something that makes a difference in the lives of others,” said Dr. Jay Hoffman, event organizer and assistant professor of athletic training at Culver-Stockton.
EDM recipients were nominated by Canton community member for demonstrating qualities of good faith and human spirit and despite personal limitations or hardships. This year’s recipients were Bobby and Connie Brundza, Kim and Sharon Lamber, Dan and Carla Steinbeck and Sharon Slater.
“Canton community members are encouraged to get involved again next year by nominating, donating and participating in EDM 3,” said Hoffman.
For additional information, please contact Jay Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319)-551-9801. To view a photo gallery and video from the day log on to www.culver.edu/dome.
1) EDM volunteers gather in front of Henderson Hall on the C-SC campus for last minute instructions from event organizer Dr. Jay Hoffman.
2) Student volunteers painting at the home of one EDM recipient.
3) A grateful recipient says thank you with the help of a yard sign.
4) Student volunteers completed painting other exterior renovation projects.
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