Inaugural TruCare Service Initiative Tops 4,000 Service Hours

As part of the first-ever TruCare service initiative, more than 1,300 members of the Truman community contributed 4,727.5 hours of service across the country.

The Truman Alumni Association sponsored TruCare as a way for individual alumni and friends, along with alumni groups and student organizations, to share in the spirit of the Big Event. Anyone with a Truman affiliation was encouraged to count any community service hours completed from March 1 through April 1 as part of the cumulative total hours.

Altogether, 1,352 people contributed to this year’s count. Projects took place in 21 cities across nine states and included working in food pantries, church nurseries, retirement communities, thrift shops, pet adoption centers and libraries, as well as fixing up a summer camp and participating in Habitat for Humanity.

The Truman State University Alumni Association Board of Directors plans to continue TruCare as an annual project and encourages everyone involved in volunteer service of any type to participate in the initiative and log hours in March 2018.