SAN ANTONIO -

More than 700 volunteers from St. Mary's University devoted their Saturday afternoon to spreading a little good in the community.

"Continuing the Heritage" is a biannual event where students, faculty, staff, and alumni spread out among 25 sites throughout San Antonio.

Participants in the event helped out at the San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio Pets Alive, Habitat for Humanity, Fiesta San Antonio, the San Antonio Children's Museum, and more.

Since 2006 more than 6,500 volunteers have offered more than 33,000 hours to local organizations, providing critical need services.