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ACU students to provide Thanksgiving meals for local families

Nov. 11, 2005

Abilene Christian University students are collecting donations and will be personally delivering Thanksgiving meals for families in need who have children at nearby Taylor Elementary School.

ACU's Service Action and Leadership Team and students in University 100 classes and other on campus student organizations are coordinating the project, which has taken place for the past four years.

"Delivering Thanksgiving meals to these families is such an incredible way to show the love of Christ," said Betsy Noah, junior marketing major from Midland.  "These are people who normally would have nothing to feed their families, and not only are we giving them food, but a kind word and warm smile." 

The meals are delivered by members of SALT and U-100 classes the Monday evening before Thanksgiving.  In 2004, 64 meals were provided to the community at a cost of nearly $3,000. 

"We are blessed to have this opportunity, and we hope to be able to help as many families as we can," Noah said.  "Since service is the central focus of SALT, we feel that this is such a special and important thing to do and a way to hopefully touch the community."

Donations will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 14 in the Volunteer and Service Learning Center located in the basement of the McGlothlin Campus Center or mailed to ACU Box 27867. For questions or more information, call 325-674-2932.

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