University of Virginia ROTC Units to Volunteer at Kluge Children's Hospital

February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011 — University of Virginia students in all three branches of the ROTC program will provide basic maintenance and cleanup assistance to the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center on Feb. 26 as part of a joint service project.

The Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center provides disabled children with a variety of services, including physical therapy and support for those with chronic illnesses.

"This is a great opportunity for the midshipmen and cadets of the University to collaborate and demonstrate the importance of selfless service," said Midshipman George Lyle, battalion commander for the Navy ROTC Unit. "We are all excited to be here and make a difference for these children."

Capt. Timothy Watkins, commander of the Naval ROTC detachment, said this was an opportunity for the cadets and the midshipmen to be involved in the community and to work together as a group.

"The Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Hospital has done a lot of good things with ill and injured children and this is a worthy endeavor for the cadets and midshipmen to be involved in," Watkins said. "The cadets and midshipmen have done this before and this is something they look forward to doing."

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— By Matt Kelly

Media Contact

Matt Kelly

University News Associate Office of University Communications