Regis University joins 100+ volunteers to help flood victims in Lyons, CO

March 28, 2014

The weather on Saturday, March 29 is expected to be sunny which should help dozens of Regis volunteers in their efforts to clean up flood debris in Lyons. Regis University students, staff and faculty, including the women’s basketball team, will join Serve ColoradoFoothills United Way and Metro Volunteers for a Day of Service to help the Town of Lyons with flood recovery.

Day of Service Schedule

Time                 Event Details
7:45 a.m Students and community volunteers will meet at Regis University’s Lowell Campus (50th and Lowell) for a kick off with Regis President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.; Colorado Lt. Governor Joseph A. Garcia; Molly Urbina, Chief Recovery Officer; and Doug Yeiser, Foothills United Way President/CEO.
8:00 a.m. Volunteers load busses and depart Regis
8:50 a.m. Arrive in Lyons at Rogers Hall, 4th and High (1 block north of main street) On site Media Contact: Lindsay Dolce, Executive Director, Lt. Governor’s Office
9:00 a.m. Town of Lyons welcomes 100+ volunteers
9:15 a.m. Projects Begin: Regis Volunteers, including women’s basketball team, assist local residents with debris removal and clean up
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch – Lunch will be provided by Lyon’s merchants thanks to donations from Regis University and local businesses.
3:00 p.m. Volunteers board busses to return to Denver

The Day of Service was organized by Regis University and the Lt. Governor’s Office to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Cesar Chavez. In 1962, César Chavez founded the first successful farm workers union in American history. His motto in life was "si se puede" (it can be done) because he believed in the ability of people to dream big and make change happen.

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Colo., Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Regis University is Colorado’s only Jesuit catholic university and is the academic home to more than 14,000 traditional and non-traditional students.