By Samone Davis
Reaching out to a desperate country, Palm Beach Atlantic University students contributed to Haiti relief efforts by loading and unloading supplies at Missionary Flights International in Ft. Pierce.
As Workship volunteers, students helped package 600 pounds of food, 13 boxes of hygiene and first aid supplies, 30 cases of water and more than 40 bags of clothes.
Photo courtesy of Workship
“Participating in the [Haiti relief] Workship was heart-warming,” said freshman Timeelah MiAnn, “Being there really put things in perspective for me and it made me realize how blessed I am.”
Missionary Flights International has been flying from Florida to Haiti daily since the Jan. 12 earthquake. Workship students helped on Jan. 23.
By Kristina Webb
A new online system seeks to help Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Workship program pair students with the best possible volunteer opportunities.
Beginning last month, students are now able to view online listings for organizations through MyPBA. Any nonprofit organization interested in listing receives a user name and password to enable them to electronically post advertisements.
The postings include information about the work, such as contact information and when the organization needs the volunteer.
The Workship office is looking for supplies to help inner city children in Rosemary Village.
Among the items needed are deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, combs, hair ties, belts and socks.
The children, aged from about 5 to 12, are part of a long-running partnership program between PBA Workship and Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
To donate items, visit the Workship office (310 Okeechobee Hall) or call Workship Director Carrie Skierski at (561) 803-2382.