FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 21, 2009
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
RAIDERS FOR CHRIST HELPS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT MTSU
Organization Practices “Good Neighbor Policy” in Aiding Students with Adjustment
(MURFREESBORO) – If you never got around to having that yard sale this summer, or if you have things left over from the yard sale you conducted, Raiders for Christ is ready to take those things off your hands.
The MTSU student organization is collecting practical household items through Tuesday, Aug. 25, for international students. Members will distribute the items at the Raiders for Christ building, 1105 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Since international students are limited in the amount of personal items they can bring into the country, many move into dormitory rooms or unfurnished apartments lacking many things they need to make a residence a home.
Sarah Johnson, director of Women’s Outreach for the organization, says donations should be things that people would need to set up housekeeping. Some of the items the group is seeking include furniture, pots and pans, dishes, mattresses, sheets, towels, crockpots, rice cookers, trash cans, shower curtains, umbrellas, and computers.
“Bicycles are really great because some international students don’t have cars,” Johnson adds.
Donations also may be made at the back and side entrances of the Raiders for Christ house after hours. For more information, contact Johnson at 615-896-1529 or email@example.com.