More than 500 Point Students, Faculty and Staff Participate in Spring Impact Days
Point University partnered with Spring Road Christian Church, the Chattahoochee Fuller Center, Batson-Cook Construction and West Point Mayor Steve Tramell for their annual day of community service, Impact Day, on March 29, 2017. Under the theme, “Framework of Hope,” more than 400 Point students, faculty and staff along with other community members gathered in downtown West Point at the former Craft Master storefront to build the framework for two houses. The walls built will be used by the Fuller Center in constructing houses for two local families.
“Point University has such generous students that are willing to give their time and energy,” said Kim Roberts, executive director for the Chattahoochee Fuller Center. “With these walls, we are able to provide two families decent, safe, and affordable housing.”
One family, a local mother and son, were present for the day’s activities. The seven-year-old son, who has sickle cell anemia, had wished every Christmas for a good home for his veteran mother. This Christmas, the Fuller Center will finally be able to grant his wish.
Kimberly Okojie, Point student activities coordinator and organizer of this year’s Impact Day, shared why she believes community service is an important aspect of Point student life, “Impact Day is a time for students, faculty and staff to give back to the community, because the community has given so much to us.”
The day-long effort ended with students signing the framework they had constructed with Bible verses, prayers and words of encouragement for the families who would receive the new home.
“I think it’s great for us to stop what we’re doing for a while and think about others,” said Isaiah Ross, a senior at Point majoring in biblical studies and preaching, who participated in Impact Day. “We get to go out there and serve our community and really show Christ to the world.”
In addition to the Impact Day event held in West Point for traditional students, Impact Days were held at Peachtree City, Atlanta and McDonough site locations for hybrid students as well. Throughout the semester, students at Peachtree City and Atlanta collected personal hygiene items, towels and other supplies. They then gathered throughout the month of March to assemble more than 600 toiletries bags for organizations such as MUST Ministries, Bridging the Gap, Just One Africa, Reach One Homeless Outreach, SERV International and Cycling Hope.
On March 30, in McDonough, students collected and delivered personal hygiene and food supplies for women at the Haven House, a domestic violence shelter in McDonough.
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