WILMINGTON – Close to a hundred UNC-Wilmington students gave up a morning of sleeping in to help the community on Saturday.
The university's chancellor, his wife, staff and students worked on 25 different projects as part of the 8th annual Work on Wilmington service day.
One of those projects was to clear brush away at the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program's center.
The center uses equine therapy to help those with special needs.
Those with UNCW say it was a great feeling to see the students take such an interest in helping the Wilmington area.
"It's beautiful. It says a lot about what the students think of themselves and also what UNCW is instilling in them, and that's that we are a part of this community," said Georgia Miller, the chancellor's wife.
The Wilmington Chamber Foundation's leadership program has been organizing volunteers to work on community projects since 2006.