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Sunday Dinners for the GROW campaign

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 sfuchs@oxfamamerica.org or (617) 517-9447

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Tornado Damage in Stillwater: Donations Needed

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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:
  • Bleach
  • Work gloves
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Storage containers
  • Blankets
  • Rakes
  • Salvage Bags
  • Chap stick
  • Bug repellent
  • Sun screen
  • Hammers
  • Nails
  • Water/Gatorade
  • 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
Vicki Henington
Executive Director
North Central Oklahoma Chapter
114 West 8th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
Off 405.372.1833
Fax 405.377.5849
Cell 405.780.1327


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How to Help Alabama

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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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ECO-OSU Seeking Volunteers for Earth Fest Next Week

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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 ecoosu@gmail.com

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Remember the Ten Water Table Volunteers Needed!

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.

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Japanese Cultural Dinner: Volunteers Needed

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 naho.timson@okstate.edu or 405-744-5482.

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Volunteer with Elks BBQ Blazathon, April 9

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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 valerie@judithkarmanhospice.org.

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