Clean Sweep Educates Students About Helping Others

ORONO - College may be out for the summer, but before students left for vacation, one local university asked it's students to give back to those in need.

The University of Maine held it's annual Clean Sweep sale this weekend. Items left behind by students in the residence halls, in addition to items from students moving out of nearby apartments, were donated to the sale.

Put on by the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism the event aims to raise money to stock the shelves at the school's food pantry, which serves students in need.

Several students donate their time to making the Clean Sweep possible, as the Bodwell Center serves to educate students on the importance of helping others.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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