Wolves on the Prowl
Loyola's National Day of Community Service
In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University New Orleans strives to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others. Each year, hundreds of alumni and students participate in Loyola's National Day of Community Service, Wolves on the Prowl. Learn more about Wolves on the Prowl 2012 below and watch your email for information about Wolves on the Prowl 2013 comming this Fall. To view the video from Wolves on the Prowl 2012 check out Loyola's Vimeo Channel here.
More than 200 Loyola University New Orleans students, alumni, faculty and staff participated in the 13th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service on October 20, 2012.
Planned and led by Loyola’s Office of Alumni Relations and Mission and Ministry, Wolves on the Prowl pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs throughout the country that need help.
“Loyola taught me to give back. I am here with my entire family; my husband and my two step sons. It is a great opportunity to come out, give back to the community. It’s just an easy way for us all to get involved and give back,” said Delaney Vollmer ’04.
In New Orleans, Loyola students and alumni participated in the following:
* The Good Shepherd School – assisting in a field day with students
* Common Ground Relief Plant Nursery – watering, planting, and clearing plants
* NOLA Green Roots – preparing wetland grasses for planting in the Gulf
* New Orleans Green Light – installing green light bulbs into homes
* New Orleans Food and Farm Network Garden – weeding and removing debris
“The day was quite successful and the Loyola community engaged in meaningful service throughout the city of New Orleans,” said Monique Gardner, director of Alumni Relations. View photo gallery of NOLA projects.
This year, over 100 alumni from 19 alumni chapters across the nation participated in the day of service. Some of their projects included restoring and maintaining Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy in Atlanta, sorting food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E. in Denver and helping prepare for a fundraiser at the Discovery Gardens of Dallas. Other cities with involved alumni included Acadiana, La., Austin, Boston, Central Florida, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Raleigh, N.C., San Diego, Shreveport, and St. Louis.
“I definitely encourage others to volunteer. It brings all of your Loyola experience full circle,” said Vollmer.
“It’s a great cause and we love doing it,” said Joe Halm ’04.
A big thanks to all who participated in Loyola’s national day of service!
For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (800) 798-ALUM, (504) 861-5454, or email@example.com.