Liberty University students spend spring break helping tornado victims
Not a day goes by where someone is not suffering around the world. For people of faith, one of the best ways to help those in need may be to enroll in Christian colleges and universities. This is due to the fact that these schools often provide a wide array of opportunities for students who receive the call.
Andrew Cheatham, a Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary student, is an example of an individual who is doing everything in his power to give back to those in need, according to Liberty University’s website. Cheatham runs CampusSERVE, a school group dedicated to performing service projects.
In his time overseeing CampusSERVE, Cheatham and fellow students have helped people coping with recent natural disasters in a number of states.
Although it is only the fourth month of 2012, there have been close to 400 tornadoes this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service. Of these twisters, 19 have been what are referred to as killer tornadoes.
In February, the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief group asked Cheatham for help cleaning up a few of the Kentucky towns that tornadoes ripped through. Cheatham and fellow student Reuben John ended up spending their spring break training others to help Kentucky residents regain some sense of normalcy in their lives.