February 14, 2008

An invitation to help

Last week tornados ripped through the southern US. Union University (a Coalition of Christian Colleges and University member with TWU) in Jackson, Tennessee was hit hard, suffering damage to 31 of its 42 buildings. Union president David Dockery writes that “fifty-one students were taken to the hospital, nine of whom suffered serious injury. By God’s providence, no lives were lost.”
Next week, on February 20 Union students plan to go back to classes meeting in improvised facilities. Many of those students will be without textbooks because nearly all of student housing was devastated by the storm.
University Librarian Ted Goshulak invites the TWU community to assist the UU community as it recovers by joining with other institutions in a textbook drive. Alloway Library will accept donations of textbooks listed on the UURecovery site as well as cash donations to assist with shipping costs. Donations should be received by March 1, 2008 so they can shipped promptly.
Union University Library director Steve L. Baker comments, “We have been amazed and humbled by the outpouring of prayers and offers of assistance. Poet Anna Kamienska says in the first line of her poem Gratitude: “The tempest threw a rainbow in my face.” In the face of this disaster we are ever mindful of God's promises.”

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