In honor of President McQueen’s inauguration and her declaration of today as a “Beautiful Day,” activities of all kinds are being held on Lipscomb’s campus. Students gathered to put together supplies for Ukrainian refugees as it was a “Beautiful Day for Service.”
Partnering with Healing Hands International and Hands On Nashville, both social organizations centered on providing care via volunteer work, over 1,000 buckets were packaged with essential household items.
Alisa Van Dyke, the Creative Director of Healing Hands said, “We were so impressed with the excitement and willing hands of the Lipscomb student body.”
The buckets will be sent to various eastern European countries where those who have fled from violence in Ukraine can receive them. The buckets were filled with necessities such as dish soap, flashlights, clothes and handwritten cards from students.
Van Dyke said that some buckets were being sent out on March 31.
“The remainder will ship out within the next two weeks. We will have partners on the ground in Eastern Europe when the buckets arrive to report on the impact,” said Van Dyke.
Students were excused from all classes today, making those that spent the two hours in Allen Arena on their off-day to help others more meaningful.
“One thousand families escaping a desperate situation will be blessed by [the students’] efforts.”
Photo by Kaylie Herpolsheimer