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WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – The 20th Anniversary Webster Works Worldwide kicked off Wednesday with approximately 2,500 students and faculty taking time off from school and work to help those in need.

Beth Stroble, President of Webster University, said hundreds of projects take place at sites throughout the region, while others are accomplished on campus. Volunteer projects range from painting, landscape, and working directly with kids and senior citizens.

Before today's record participation was accounted for, the Stroble said the university has already had more than 26,000 volunteers dedicate 113,000 hours of community service during the 20 years of the annual event.