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Volunteers needed to help paint crosswalks in Wichita

May 28, 2019

KU MPH students stand with City of Wichita employees wearing hard hats and orange vests

Master of Public Health (MPH) students at KU School of Medicine-Wichita are working with the City of Wichita to paint neighborhood crosswalks, and they're seeking volunteers to assist in the project.

By Jennifer Eaton

Faded crosswalks are a danger to pedestrians of all ages. And most crosswalks in Wichita need repainted. While it's a relatively simple task, it takes time that city workers don't necessarily have to spare.

That's where you can help! The Department of Population Health at KU School of Medicine-Wichita is partnering with the City of Wichita to mobilize volunteer groups to paint neighborhood crosswalks (as opposed to heavily trafficked areas). Students in orange hard hats and vests repaint a crosswalk

Mason Rohleder, research assistant in the Department of Population Health, is spearheading this effort for the Master of Public Health student organization.

Volunteer groups consist of three community members and one city staff member. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age (if under 18, there must be at least one adult volunteer). No experience is necessary; training will be provided.

Painting will take place Monday through Friday, in three possible shifts. You can volunteer for a half day or a full day.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Mason at 316-293-2621 or mrohleder2@kumc.edu. He'll need to hear from you at least two weeks prior to the date you'd like to paint. He will then confirm your date and let you know where to meet.

At right: Master of Public Health (MPH) students at KU School of Medicine-Wichita repainted neighborhood crosswalks during National Public Health Week.

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Last modified: Jul 12, 2019
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