Project Revive fashion show flooded with success
Posted April 30, 2010
When calamity struck Haiti, a group of ACU students decided to do something -- something with their personal talents and abilities that they knew could help make a difference in the lives of those affected. Thus was born this year's incarnation of Project Revive.
ACU's semi-annual fashion show typically brings together the goal raising funds for a good cause with a fresh, funky twist on the latest trends in clothing style and design. This year's event, held April 23 at the ACU-Cockerell Art Gallery, raised close to $1,000.
"Project Revive turned out to be a tremendous success," says Whitney Puckett, a junior advertising/public relations major and producer of this year's show. "The turnout was great. People thought the idea was very unique and original. We are incredibly grateful for all the volunteers and the various ACU departments that helped make this event a spectacular success.
"Who knew fashion could be so compelling?" Puckett quips.
The organizers of Project Revive are teaming up with Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR), a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization based in Brentwood, Tenn. All the money collected from the show has been given to MMDR to provide funding for basic commodities and medical equipment -- specifically, for prosthetic legs.
"The majority of Haitians are suffering from amputations caused by the earthquake calamity in Haiti," says David Vanderpool, a senior Bible major and co-founder, along with his father, of MMDR. "If the people can't walk, they can't work; and if they are not able to work, they are not able to provide for themselves or their families. The prosthetic legs signify more than just being able to become mobile once again; they're also a way for them to pick up where they left off, forget about the past and continue on with their lives."
For more information about Medical Mission Disaster Relief and the organization's work in restoring Haiti, go to www.mmdr.org.
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