More than 900 freshmen will put the Alabama A&M University “Service Is Sovereignty” motto into motion on Saturday, April 1, when AAMU joins First Baptist Church’s (Governors Drive) “Serving the City as One” initiative.
First Baptist (Governors) organized the event 13 years ago, bringing together over 2,000 Christians who represent more than 70 congregations and take on some 200 projects. Area churches have served as the Southern, Central and Madison Hubs. This year, however, Alabama A&M will serve as the first hub for North Huntsville.
AAMU freshmen, student organizations, faculty and staff will gather on campus at 7:30 a.m. for a university-wide send-off. Campus buses will then drive them throughout the community to churches, organizations and neighborhoods that requested help.
· Home Maintenance and Repair
· Yard Work
· AGENCY Opportunities: Hope Place, National Children’s Advocacy Center, 305 Eighth St., Manna House, Food Bank (students will distribute food)
· Packing Goody Baskets
· Lakewood School Projects
· Letter Writing
· Empowered to Connect Conference
· Prayer Walking the Neighborhood
“It’s a wonderful way for students to see the need first-hand and the impact just a few hours of their time can make,” says Monica Clarke, coordinator of AAMU’s Service and Learning Communities and Volunteerism program.
“This is just a fantastic opportunity to involve churches, organizations and Alabama A&M University to help meet the needs of our city,” said Mike Pearce, minister of missions at First Baptist (Governors).
To volunteer or receive additional information, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D44AFA623A5FD0-aamu