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Students recognized for disaster relief efforts in New York

October 28, 2011 : Liberty University News Service

Next-Generation Disaster Relief Volunteers from North American Mission Board on Vimeo.


During Friday’s convocation, the 305 Liberty University students who helped clean up neighborhoods damaged by floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in New York were honored for their hard work. A video about their work was shown.

Mark Gauthier, State Disaster Relief Director for The Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia, presented Chancellor and President Jerry Falwell, Jr. with a letter and plaque. Gauthier said aside from what was shown in the video, students held worship services and shared their faith freely with families.

This is the first time Liberty has partnered with Disaster Relief to send volunteers. Disaster Relief is the country’s third largest disaster relief organization next to the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. This year, the organization has been in need of more volunteers and this is the first time they have reached out to a university for help.

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