Southern Women's Soccer helps out the Joplin community
Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern soccer team participated in two separate community service projects in the month of March.
The Lions helped out with Operation Backyard Recovery in Joplin, a project started by the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audobon Center. This project is twofold. First it tailors the Center's hands-on education programs to incorporate activities to help the community of Joplin experience the healing power of nature. Secondly, building and placement of birdhouses that can provide immediate healing and support for people and for birds that have lost roosting and nesting sites, and the planting of native trees, shrubs, and gardens to restore the quality of urban and suburban habitats for people and wildlife.
The program has been picked up statewide and as many as 13 different state parks are helping in the effort to help rebuild Joplin. To find out more about this program you can visit this link.
The Lions also helped celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday earlier in the month by reading his books to students at Eastmoreland Elementary school in Joplin.
To see a photo album of the Soccer athletes in action during these two projects, click the link here. Photo Album