The GROW Campaign through Oxfam America, publicized by Desmond Tutu, has a neat idea to raise awareness about the food imbalance in our world.
It’s called the Sunday Dinner: http://goo.gl/68xHY
This World Food Day, October 16th, “host a Sunday Dinner that fosters a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how we can make the food system more just and sustainable.”
Oxfam will send you all the materials you need, you just need to bring the dinner guests! For more information, follow the link above or contact Sophie Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 517-9447
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We have had 9 families in Stillwater with affected homes from last nights tornado that went thru on the south side of town. We are in the process of damage assessment with these homes, and assessing the needs of these local families. Fed Ex is still going to Joplin, I just met with them, but they are also taking supplies for the Oklahoma tornadoes of last night, and will be taking trucks to OKC Red Cross for distribution. 9 is the preliminary report at this time, and there may be other homes yet to be discovered. At this time we are taking donations of recovery items for the local families here at our office on 8th. Examples of items needed are:
- Work gloves
- Storage containers
- Salvage Bags
- Chap stick
- Bug repellent
- Sun screen
- Hand sanitizer
- Non perishable food
- Meal vouchers
We also have a shelter open at the Red Cross office here on 8th street, for the victims of last nights storm. The shelter will be open as long as needed. We are accepting donations for the Stillwater families at our office. Please pass the word. Thanks. Vicki
North Central Oklahoma Chapter
114 West 8th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
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The Higher Education Service-Learning list serv has compiled several ways to start helping Alabama with the tornado tragedy. Below are some ways. Now, go do something!
Compiled ideas are posted here: http://alabamapossible.org/2011/04/tornado-relief-how-you-can-help/
You can also “like” the Alabama Poverty Project at www.facebook.com/al.possible or follow us @alabamapossible on twitter for further information.
- In terms of donations, cash is king! Donations (clothes, food, etc…) are expensive and difficult to transport, sort, and distribute. Furthermore, when people give money, it assists in rebuilding. Cash donations allow money to be spent in local communities. When outside goods are brought in, it hurts local businesses.
- National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a coalition of organizations that respond to disasters. They have some great information about how to help after a disaster – http://www.nvoad.org/index.php/hth.html.
- If you are looking to volunteer and are not currently affiliated with any organization doing disaster work, I would encourage you to check out the National Relief Network (www.nrn.org<http://www.nrn.org/>). They match groups with disaster projects. In addition to securing work for your group, they arrange housing and meals (which can be very difficult to do if you do not have any relationships in the impacted area).
- The Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives also has some great resources on their web page www.servealabama.org<http://www.servealabama.org/>. In addition to assisting local communities manage volunteers, they also have operate the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which directly helps residents of Alabama.
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April 22, 2011
ECO OSU Earth Fest Application
We are excited you’ve chosen to be involved with this annual celebration on our campus. Your skills and passion will allow us to succeed our goals yet again this year and make the OSU 2011 Earth Fest a statewide attraction. Earth Week will begin Monday, April 18 and conclude with Earth Fest on Earth Day, Friday April 22, 2011.
Application Deadline: April 15
All completed applications must be emailed to email@example.com
The Remember the 10 Run is this Saturday, April 16 and we desperately need your help! The Student Union and University Dining Services offered to sponsor a water table along the route and we need volunteers to assist at the table. (Currently, we only have one volunteer signed up!) The Run begins at 9 a.m., we would need you there at approximately at 8:15 a.m. and the run would last until approximately 11 a.m. To make our table festive, we are going with a Hawaiian theme so please feel free to wear a Hawaiian print shirt or something tropical.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online volunteer form at http://www.remembertheten.com/support-rt10/volunteer-make-rt10-a-success ASAP. You will need to denote “Student Union/University Dining Services table” in the experience/comments section.
Coordinators need volunteers to help with the event during 3-8 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up in shifts. To get involved, contact Naho Timson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-744-5482.
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Mark your calendars now for Sat., April 9 for the 23 Annual Elks Blazathon, serving up delicious Head Country BBQ. This state championship is a benefit for Judith Karman Hospice!
Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Buy your tickets now at Karman Korner Resale Store or the Judith Karman Hospice offices, 915 S. Main
Volunteers are needed at the following times:
- 10:30-12:30 pm, 4 volunteers
- 12:30-3:00 pm, 6 volunteers
- 2:30-4:00 pm, 7 volunteers
If you can help, call Valerie at 405-377-8012 or email@example.com.
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Line Dancing at the Family Resource Center
The FRC is recruiting at least two if not more volunteers to teach line dancing at the FRC. The date is still to be determined, though it will be either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in March. Activities are typically a maximum of 1-2 hours for the spouses of international students. Times are typically 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be provided. To start teaching, contact Michelle Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Hospitality Day at the Family Resource Center
The event is Feb. 26 from 11 am – 4 pm at the FRC. FRC planners needs American students to volunteer by sharing a Saturday afternoon – lunch, favorite site or activity with OSU international students. Both sets of students are matched based on mutual interests. Dress is casual. The event is all about fostering a cross cultural exchange. It is hosted by the International Friendship Committee of Stillwater and coordinated by ISO, contact Becky Irby at 377-1026, or email email@example.com
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Oklahoma State University has been invited to participate in the “Biggest Loser’s”Pound for Pound Challenge. The Pound For Pound Challenge is a partnership with The Biggest Loser, General Mills and Feeding America. For every pound you pledge to lose, a pound of groceries will be delivered to a local Feeding America Foodbank. The foodbank serving Stillwater is Lost Creek United Methodist Church.
OSU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate in the program by creating an account at http://www.pfpchallenge.com and joining the Oklahoma State University team. For every pound you pledge to lose, the Stillwater community will receive one pound of food.
Daris George, former OSU student and Season 9 participant of the NBC show The Biggest Loser, will be on campus February 22 to film segments that will appear on a future episode of the Biggest Loser. The Feeding America food truck will deliver food to the Lost Creek United Methodist Church at 1:00 pm that same day.
Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck and each volunteer will receive a t-shirt. To volunteer for this event, please email Mary Talley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Daris says, “I am an Oklahoman and did my best to make my fellow Oklahomans as well as myself proud. Participating in the Pound for Pound Challenge is a win-win situation because you’re not only helping yourself but helping feed America.”
For additional information, please contact the Seretean Wellness Center at 744.WELL (9355).
For more information, visit the SAC website at http://sac.okstate.edu.
On Thursday, Feb 10, from 5-10 pm, Payne County’s Junior Miss will have a fundraiser at the Rib Crib, 103 S. Perkins Rd., Stillwater. Rib Crib will donate a portion of sales of those eating who mention they are eating to support Payne County’s Junior Miss. Seven high school junior participants from around Payne County will be competing for cash college scholarships on March 12 at 7 pm at the Stillwater Community Center. They will be participating in community service, interview training, and public speaking prior to the finals program. Please present the flier with the ticket, click here to download.