Pitching in for a better community


Iowa State students install fresh mulch at the University Community Childcare Center March 24 as part of annual Stash the Trash/Veishea Service Day activities. Director of sustainability Merry Rankin said more than 2,000 volunteers, including a large representation of Iowa State students, pitched in at dozens of sites around Ames. They got a surprise assist from two busloads of students from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., who were northbound after a spring break week spent helping with tornado cleanup in Joplin, Mo. Photo by Corrin Hatala.