posted on May 05, 2011 11:33
University of Mobile Campus Ministries is mobilizing five teams of students to north Alabama to serve victims of the recent tornado outbreak.
Approximately 50 students will be serving May 6-8 throughout the Cullman, Guntersville, Tuscaloosa, Pleasant Grove and Athens areas. Student leaders Debby Faught, Jacob Fowler, Kristen Griffin, Megan Hunter and Nancy Machen and student teams will bring supplies and gift cards donated by UMobile students and faculty to the affected communities.
The UMobile student body is helping in other ways as well. The UMobile Student Government Association voted to donate $5,000 to Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief, a group of highly trained volunteers who are currently working to help impacted communities throughout the state.
Also,a blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9 at J.L. Bedsole Library on the university campus. Students will also be collecting gift cards to donate to tornado victims during the blood drive.
Megan Hunter, a campus ministries coordinator, said, “We are really trying to seek the welfare of our state and be the hands and feet of Christ to those in need. Showing His love through service is what our students will focus on this weekend.”
For more information on tornado relief efforts, contact the University of Mobile Media Relations Office at 251.442.2215. For more information about the University of Mobile, visit www.umobile.edu