Paine College Students Volunteer for Cleanup and Restoration Work in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Posted by painewebmaster | 09/5/2017 13:08 PM

Paine College students will depart for Houston on Tuesday, September 5th to assist Hurricane Harvey victims with cleanup and restoration work projects. In short, 25 students will roll up their sleeves to remove debris from approximately 100 houses that were impacted by the storm. The convoy is expected to depart Paine College campus at 11:00 a.m. 

The Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Churches of Houston and Georgia combined their resources to sponsor the group of volunteers who will be on the ground in Houston for three days working with local agencies and residents to remove debris from houses.

 The CME Church sponsored buses will depart from Savannah filled with volunteers and supplies on Tuesday morning and proceed to Augusta to pick up Paine students. The buses will collect volunteers in Atlanta and Albany before heading to Houston.

 Deonte Moses, senior and founder of The Devoted Disciples, will be among the students who will travel to Houston. "There is no greater time in my life than now.  I feel compelled to stand up, help and assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. As servants of God, we must show steadfast love to the people who were affected by this horrific disaster."

Upon learning about the storm's impact on Houstonians, Miss & Mr. Paine College Mikel Andrews and Terrence Rogers initiated the Hurricane Relief Effort for Houston. "The students here at Paine College started a drive to support our brothers and sisters in Houston." said Terrance Rogers, "Together, we can show the world that we will always come together to help each other in times of need. 

The campus family and community are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, water, first aid kits, pampers, formula for infants, blankets, sweaters, socks, toiletries and feminine products. 

 "I am encouraging Paine students to see this as an opportunity to be a part of something greater than ourselves," said Mikel Andrews. "This mission trip will become a bridge for us to be of service to those who are in need."

 For more information on how you can assist the students' ongoing hurricane relief efforts, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 706.821.8314, or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 706.821.8323, hcarter@paine.edu

About Paine College

Paine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer Baccalaureate Degrees.

 

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Paine College, affiliated with The United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, was founded in 1882 and is located in Augusta, Georgia.  The mission of Paine College is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.