Media Advisory: "UB Getting Dirty" to Help Beautify South Campus Neighborhoods

By Jessica Biegaj

Release Date: October 8, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Student Association, in partnership with the UB Office of Community Relations, will hold its annual community service event, UB Getting Dirty, on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 1-4 p.m. in the neighborhoods around the UB South Campus.

The event will focus on beautifying the area surrounding the South Campus through projects that include litter pickup and gardening. More than 600 student volunteers are expected to participate, marking the largest neighborhood beautification event in the South Campus area to date.

This year the Student Association is collaborating with the Office of Community Relations, which is coordinating the volunteer sites within the community by partnering with local community block clubs and grass roots organizations. National Fuel has donated several hundred weatherization kits, which will be delivered to various block clubs by students, and Keep Western New York Beautiful has donated tools including rakes and brooms.

"This event is beneficial to the long-time residents within the South Campus neighborhoods as well as the students who wish to contribute to their host neighborhood. It reinforces our message and exemplifies how to be a good neighbor," said Linwood Roberts, neighborhood outreach coordinator, UB Office of Community Relations.

The event is being held as part of Family Weekend and student volunteers are encouraged to bring their family members. Participants will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last), and a pizza lunch.

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Press arrangements: Dan Ovadia at 516-971-1850 or, and Linwood Roberts at 718-219-6230.