NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
BBC Students Contribute Water for Hurricane Victims
Ask anyone who is familiar with BBC what one word best describes this place, and they will most likely say: ministry. Labor Day weekend, our students once again proved this to be true. Led by senior Tim Benedict, students worked together and raised over $1500 in less than 24 hours. They then bought 274 cases of water at Samís Club and using 19 cars, they transported the water from Samís Club to the Viewmont Mall where it was loaded onto a Kane Freight Linesí truck to be sent down to areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. About thirty students helped to haul water and load it onto the truck.
On Friday, September 9, the Citadel Broadcasting Corporation invited the students who contributed the water to attend a press conference along with Kane Trucking, UPS, the Red Cross, Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty, and U.S. Representative Paul E. Kanjorski. Members of Mt. Pocono's high school marching band were also at the press conference. Congressman Kanjorski thanked BBC students for their efforts and alluded to their being salt in this world.
BBC students felt privileged to be a part of the relief effort. I was excited to be able to help the people in need when right now we are limited in what we can do, said senior Danielle Wright.
This was an amazing opportunity! I could never imagine going through the devastation that occurred from Hurricane Katrina. I am glad I can help and look forward to helping again in the future, said sophomore Shannon Birdsall.
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Posted on: 11/8/2005 3:48:07 PM