United Aids Hurricane-Hit West Virginia With Food Drive


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s effect on our brothers and sisters in West Virginia, students at United have made a pledge themselves and issued a challenge to the faculty and staff to help raise funds to go toward filling food pantries in West Virginia.

In this season of Thanksgiving and with gratitude for an abundance of blessings, the Student Council at United is making a two-way challenge to raise funds for our brothers and sisters in West Virginia, where food pantries have been emptied just before winter, which is the neediest time for many.

The Student Council has pledged $300 to this effort and their challenge to the faculty and staff (together) is to match that amount of giving with cash donations.  The Student Council has further challenged the Miami Valley District of the UMC to match the collective goal of the United community and they have agreed to do so.  Thus, working together we have the opportunity to raise $1,200 in relief funding for food pantries in our sister state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Student Council has researched the greatest food pantry needs in the region where one of our students, Ms. Julie Dean, lives and serves in ministry.  At the conclusion of the fund drive, the Student Council will work with Julie to coordinate the purchase and delivery of the items most needed.

Anyone interested in donating toward the Student Council’s efforts can do so here:


On campus, cash donations are being accepted through November 26 and can be given to Ms. Robbie Collins or to Ms. Pat Lodge.