Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Yuejia Lin dug his spade into the ground of a neighborhood flower bed at the intersection of Winspear and Northrup in North Buffalo.
“I have never gardened before in my life,” he confided, as he aerated the soil and cleaned out the debris.
Lin arrived in the U.S. from China barely two weeks ago to begin his studies as an MBA student in the UB School of Management. But what he lacked in experience, he more than made up for in energy and enthusiasm.
He and 110 other first-year MBAs hit the ground running on Wednesday as volunteers for the 22nd annual Western New York Day of Caring. Organized by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the event mobilizes thousands of people to complete hands-on community service projects in the region.
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Photos by Douglas Levere