Passion to Serve Project Exceeds Goal!
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MNU’s Student-led "Passion to Serve" Project Surpasses $50,000 goal in less than a year
MNU’s “What If” campaign was based on the premise that “if” the 1,000 faculty, staff, and students each donated $25 per semester, giving only $2 a week, than at the end of the current school year the amount raised would total more than $50,000. They were right.
At the April 16 chapel service of MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU), the campus community surpassed its goal of raising $50,000 for the construction of a health clinic in rural Guatemala, which will be operated by Heart to Heart International.
Donations at the April 16 MNU Chapel service totaled $10,525.50, which resulted in a total amount raised in the 2009-10 academic year of $50,612.77.
The groundbreaking for the clinic’s construction was Jan. 31, 2010, and the completion of the construction funds ensures the clinic will be operational according to the project’s timetable. Other partnerships in the project included Rotary International and Engineers Without Borders (Kansas City Chapter).
The check presentation will occur 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, on the campus mall area at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
In attendance at the event will be Jon North, CEO of Heart to Heart International, Dr. Ed Robinson, President of MNU, Randy Beckum, Vice President of MNU Community Formation, and Jorge Coromac, Heart to Heart program officer and Guatemala native. The MNU Gospel Choir and Musica Latina will be performing.
Also revealed at the ceremony will be MNU’s 2011 “Passion to Serve” project, which is the construction of an orphanage in Kenya.
An array of breakfast items has been donated by Olathe area restaurants, including Chick-fil-A. The event is free and open to the public.
Teams leave May 5 for the first of two summer trips to the clinic site.