BHSU students winterized the campus garden during the recent Make A Difference Day.
More than 40 Black Hills State University students joined millions nationwide in giving back to their community on the recent national Make A Difference Day.

From going door to door to collect food for the food pantry and cleaning up the city park to volunteering with the local Humane Society and Salvation Army, the BHSU students donated 120 hours of their time to provide helping hands to various organizations around Spearfish.

“Make a Difference Day was a good way to get students and faculty more connected with the Spearfish community. I hope to make more connections in the coming semester,” according to Devin Lynn, BHSU student and student coordinator of civic engagement.

The day was definitely a successful one, Lynn said. The Residence Hall Association who volunteered with the Spearfish Community Food Pantry collected 200 food items to be given to local families.

Lynn volunteered his time with the Salvation Army. “It was a great experience to give back to Spearfish.”

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.