The Globe University-Woodbury campus spent the 8th Annual Community Service Day bringing the residents of Lyngblomsten, a healthcare, housing and services organization for older adults, to the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) Back to the 50’s Car Show at the Minnesota State Fair.
About 24 staff and faculty partnered up to walk approximately 12 of the residents through the Car Show . They had fun learning about the cars they drove and experiences they have had throughout their lives.
“On behalf of Lyngblomsten, thank you and your team for volunteering to take residents to the car show last week,” said Shannon Parker, manager of corporate and community engagement at Lyngblomsten. “The residents had a great time! It takes groups like Globe coming to volunteer to make these special events possible.”
Both staff and faculty commented on what a great organization Lyngblomsten is and how they would like to volunteer again at this facility.
“What a lovely experience for our Community Service Day,” said Globe University-Woodbury Dean of Students, Kelley Alliffi. “I really enjoyed the outing, and I am especially aware of how much it means to the residents to have people around to interact with, since my grandmother was recently in a similar situation. I plan to volunteer with them more on my own.”
According to Lyngblomsten, they are a Christian nonprofit organization serving older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services. For more than a century, Lyngblomsten has been caring for the elderly and providing support for their loved ones while engaging the hearts of volunteers and donors who help carry out their mission.
“We appreciate the generous gift of time from volunteer groups that make these events possible and enhance the lives of older adults in the community,” said Shannon.
Globe Education Network (GEN) Community Service Day:
For the past eight years, Globe Education Network has designated one day each year to close the campuses and volunteer throughout the community.
According to GEN’s Director of Community Service and Charitable Giving, Community Service Day is a special day for our organization to show our “We Care” message and feel the impact we can have in one day.