Empowered Students: Making an Impact through Community Action

May 17, 2023
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In March, at the Southwestern Union Convention snack bags were made by attendees and sent for the service project ‘More Compassion’ in El Paso. Along with the snack bags, the older students from El Paso Jr Academy, known as the upper graders, enthusiastically packed hygiene kits, blankets and the bags of love for the homeless. The Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) students and local college students distributed these bags all around El Paso as immigrants and homeless are scattered throughout the city.

Also, the hygiene kits, made at the convention are being requested by Dallas County Emergency Management, along with blankets, hand sanitizer and bottled water that will go to benefit refugees as they are transferred out of Dallas, offering them some comfort during their challenging journey.

Deborah Gendke, Associate Director of ACS Texas Conference shared a deep expression of gratitude to all who participated in the Union Convention and service project. Their involvement made a significant difference in the lives of those they reached.