The University of Illinois Springfield hosted its annual welcome week Service-A-Thon Friday.
Students signed up to volunteer in different shifts throughout the day on campus and in Springfield.
The event worked with different organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Communities Incorporated, and Central Illinois Food Bank.
Nearly 130 students participated.
Volunteering started at 9 a.m. Friday and went until 4:30 in the afternoon.
This story appeared on WRSP Fox 55 on Friday, August 26, 2016.
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