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ASWWU Global Service
 

One of the objectives we have at the Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) at Walla Walla University is to empower students to live out one of the university’s core themes, “Generosity in Service.” One way we have been accomplishing this is by carrying out meetings where we discuss service with students who are in leadership positions on-campus. During the meetings, I offer resources, advice, mentorship, and book recommendations, all with the hope of building stronger student-led initiatives on our WWU campus as well as in and throughout our community.

One of my mentees is Brooke Thompson. Below, you will find her report from the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU). I am very proud of everything that her and her team have accomplished. 
 
This year, I have had the honor of serving as the ASWWU Global Service Director. My team and I decided to try something new and focus on serving our neighbors locally and domestically. We picked the theme Impact in Reach with the Bible verse Galatians 5:13-14 which calls us to serve our neighbors humbly in love. We saw a need in our own community, and we wanted to provide opportunities for our student body to fill that need.

We wanted to create sustainable relationships with local nonprofits. Through this, we were able to help the Friends of Children of Walla Walla and the Friends Club connect university students with elementary school students in need through a mentoring program. We were also able to provide periodic chapel services to the homeless at the Christian Aid Center. We did flood restoration, decorated Christmas cookies for underprivileged children, and collected Christmas gifts for children in foster care. And last week, we donated over $7,000 of raised money to Treehouse, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for children in foster care all throughout Washington state.

None of these forms of service could have been possible without our fellow students and community members. Thank you all for your selfless hearts and your willingness to make an Impact in Reach. It has been so cool to see this student body come together and serve this year.

I also want to take a moment to introduce you to our incoming ASWWU Global Service director, Emma Tucker! Emma is a senior Business, Pre-Physical Therapy major. She is from Cavendish, Idaho. She spent a summer serving refugees in Lesvos, Greece. A fun fact about Emma is that she has a pet Betta fish named Noodle and she made him a travel jar so he can adventure with her, even on camping trips! I have been so impressed with Emma’s leadership and her passion for people and service. I am so excited to see what Emma and her team will do next year and the impact they will make.

Brooke, thank you for your leadership and for challenging us to serve humbly in love. 

Best,
 
E. David Lopez
Chapel at Christian Aid Center
Banquet Friends of Children
Friends of Children at Davis
Fundraiser Art Action
A few photos from a couple Global Service events this last school year. 
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