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Multnomah Students and Staff Give 1000+ Hours to the Community

10/11/2010

On October 5, Multnomah students and faculty contributed more than 1,000 hours of community service for the school's biannual Day of Outreach. Students and faculty helped 36 homes by doing yard work, cleaning services, and visiting homeowners. Many of these homeowners are widows or disabled. Students also served at the Portland Rescue Mission, Shepherd's Door, and Central Bible Church, distributed 50 sandwiches to homeless people in Portland, sent an Evangelism team to Portland State University, and did road cleanup on NE 82nd Ave.

Held once a semester, Day of Outreach provides students with a break from classes and an opportunity to minister in their community. In addition to Day of Outreach, Multnomah's student-led Community Response Team (CRT) continues helping the community throughout the year. CRT performs free yard work and cleaning services to homes in the neighborhood in need.

Quotes:

"We want to equip students to be servant leaders and to learn to care for those outside their campus, starting in their immediate community." Jim Saemenes, Multnomah Director of Student Ministries, said.  "We will share the love of Jesus Christ with our neighbors by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as we are able."

"As ambassadors for Christ, our responsibility is to take the gospel we preach and live it out in practical ways," Andrew Kruse, a Multnomah senior who helped organize the Day of Outreach, said. "It is amazing how every semester hundreds of Multnomah students respond to that call when they go and serve elderly people in their homes, feed the homeless, and evangelize in Portland."

Contact

For more information about Multnomah University, call 800.275.4672 or email admiss@multnomah.edu.

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.