In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Southern sent two groups of students and employees to Fort Myers, Fla., where they assisted in disaster relief efforts. In partnership with the organization 2Serve, the 44 Southern participants helped with provision distribution, debris clean-up, and yard work for victims of the disaster.
The second group worked during fall break, giving up the chance to relax in order to help others.
“I had plans for break, but after I saw the email asking for student volunteers, it stayed in the back of mind, bothering me. I decided to pray about it and asked God for a sign. He answered, and I went,” said April West, junior health science major. “Physically, the work was tough, but at the end of it, seeing how grateful the homeowners were — several being moved to tears — was an enormous blessing.”
Southern Adventist University | December 2022