Siloam Springs, Ark (August 14, 2003) - On Saturday, Aug. 23, over 400 John Brown University students, faculty and staff will volunteer their time to help paint, repair and improve several key locations in the Siloam Springs community. This is the ninth year for JBU to sponsor the annual ‘Day of Caring’ event, which gives JBU students the opportunity to work on projects benefiting the city and its residents. It also provides the opportunity for students to work together and contribute to the community in which they live, work and study. Day of Caring is part of the fall semester student orientation on the JBU campus. This year, JBU students, faculty and staff will log more than 1,000 hours of volunteer community service in Siloam Springs. Volunteers will spend the day painting, cleaning, pulling weeds, picking up trash and working on many other indoor and outdoor service projects. “Day of Caring is a great opportunity for JBU students to volunteer alongside the Siloam Springs community,” Glenda Manos, project co-director said. Sites for this year’s Day of Caring include: Siloam Springs parks and gazebos, Quail Ridge and Heritage Heights nursing homes, Siloam Springs Elementary and Middle School, Salvation Army, downtown Main Street, Boys and Girls Club, the public library, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, New Life Ranch, and area churches, as well as other locations. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,600 students from 45 states and 33 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.