Central Michigan Students Serve at Harvest Farm

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  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2011 - WHAT: For the past nine years, Central Michigan University students have been coming to Colorado to volunteer their time at Harvest Farm, a 209-acre working farm and rehabilitation center for men located in Wellington, Colo. The Farm, which is managed by the Denver Rescue Mission, accommodates up to 72 men who participate in the New Life Rehabilitation Program. Students work alongside participants on the farm for a week for six and half hours every day. Their days are spent helping with projects such as building a dairy farm or chicken coop, planting and cultivating the gardens and assisting on landscaping projects. Ever year 400 students from Central Michigan volunteer their time at organizations across the country during spring, summer and winter break.

    WHO: 11 students from Central Michigan University, plus staff and program participants from Harvest Farm

    WHERE: Harvest Farm
    4240 E. County Rd 66
    Wellington, CO 80549

    WHEN: May 8th-13th

    WHY: Central Michigan University's Alternative Spring Break gives students the opportunity to give back while traveling and experiencing meaningful and powerful insights into community development. This program offers students a chance to work on a variety of projects in three primary volunteer areas: agriculture, maintenance and kitchen. In addition to facing the challenges of working on a farm, students also work closely with the men who are going through the New Life Program. Students will build relationships with the men, share their lives, and hear about the struggles they have faced with drug and alcohol addictions and their past issues with homelessness.

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