Liberty University collects food for tornado victims
In recent weeks, deadly tornadoes have ravaged communities in multiple states, including, but certainly not limited to Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee, USA Today reported. Fortunately, one Christian university is doing its part to help those in need in neighboring states.
Although no tornadoes were reported in Virginia, students and school officials at Liberty University are doing what any good Christian would and lending a helping hand. Through a canned food drive at its Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, the Christian university has managed to collect roughly 1,600 pounds of food, according to Liberty’s website. The event has been so successful, the school recently announced plans to extend it for another week.
“This [Friday] was going to be our last day, but there’s a lot of families still hurting because of the tornadoes, and this is one way the Liberty family and the city can help out those in need and not have to leave Lynchburg to go do it,” said Drew Sherwood, general manager at the Snowflex Centre, as quoted by the website.
Thanks to the extension, the centre hopes to double the number of donations it has brought in so far. The event has been made possible through a partnership with the Central Virginia Disability Association, which has set a goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food.