CU participating in 'The Bucket Project'

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Kevin Thomas

Campbellsville University

Buckets of love from Campbellsville University will soon be raining down on Africa.

CU is participating in a campus-wide event known as The Bucket Project. The Bucket Project is an initiative to aid Southern Baptist missionaries in Africa in helping persons with HIV/AIDS, cancer, malaria, and other devastating diseases who are in the last stages of their illness.

The buckets, which are packed with items such as latex gloves, multi-vitamins, bedding material and hygienic supplies to comfort and help with cleanliness, are being used in evangelization efforts in Africa. The program is a part of Baptist Global Response, an arm of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. BGR is a disaster relief and community development organization with a heart for helping people in desperate need.

Edwina Rowell, adjunct instructor for the English as a Second Language Institute, will be serving as the area coordinator for the buckets.

Completed buckets and supplies can be dropped off in the Student Activities Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.

On Wednesday, April 9, the buckets will be taken to Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, and then to First Baptist Church in Murray. From there, they will go to a port in Virginia to be placed in a sea crate to South Africa.

For more information, email erowell@campbellsville.edu or call (270) 849-5588.