Updated: Monday, 19 Oct 2009, 3:01 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 18 Oct 2009, 4:52 PM EDT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University student group spent the morning cleaning up the New Chauncey neighborhood in West Lafayette.
The Purdue Society of Non-Theists walked along picking up trash from sidewalks and yards.
The project is part of National Secular Service Day.
President of the Society of Non-Theists Jennifer McCreight says cleaning up the neighborhood is a way to give back to the community.
"Various secular groups across the country and the world are going out and volunteering in the community basically to show that even people who aren't religious can be moral and ethical and care about the community," said Jennifer McCreight.
McCreight says in addition to the neighborhood cleanup the group is collecting food for a food drive with the goal of gathering more than 100 pounds.