Posted on 09 December 2010 by Shannon Brys
The leaders of Raider Relief have set up yet another mission project for the Mount Union community. Through November and December, Project H20 (Help 2 Others) will support the mission of Living Water International; a non-profit organization committed to helping people who lack access to water that is safe to drink.
When asked why and how the H20 relief project chosen, Mike Border, one of the leaders of Raider Relief said, “One large consideration that Raider Relief uses when deciding which projects to initiate, is whether or not they will put the Mount Union campus community in a position to positively impact not only the United States, but also the world community. As we were deciding which humanitarian effort felt “right” for the semester, we came across Living Water International. They provide the funds necessary to construct wells in third world nations to provide clean drinking water.”
As described on the Raider Relief webpage, Project H20 is giving students the opportunity of purchasing the gift of water for only $10. What you get in return is a small test tube filed with purple water- enclose in a beautiful message and packaged in a stunning box that is ready for the holidays. Give this gift instead of the normal presents you would expect. It is a helping hand to people who deserve safe drinking water.
In regards to the holiday season, Border said, “An estimated $450 Billion dollars is spent each year on Christmas. This is put into perspective given the fact that it would only require $10 Billion dollars to solve the world’s water crisis. After facing those realities, Raider Relief knew what we had to do.”
The message that Raider Relief hopes to spread to the campus community is, “We all have a tendency to get caught up in the chaos and stress of our hectic schedules and fail to acknowledge the blessings that we enjoy. We take advantage of the fact that we can turn on our kitchen faucets at any point in the day to combat our thirst.”
Border’s suggestion for students looking to give meaningful presents this holiday season is, “We all might find it in our hearts to give up just one gift. In lieu of that one gift, we can then contribute the money towards humanitarian efforts such as this to ensure that other individuals around the world can enjoy the same “luxury” of clean water.”
To find out more information about Project H20 and other Raider Relief information go to http://raiderrelief.wordpress.com/help-2-others/ or visit their Raider Relief facebook page. To purchase the gift of water call 330-356-8022 or email RaiderRelief@mountunion.edu
Posted on 09 December 2010 by Shannon Brys
By Bevi Powell
Drivers take risks every time they get behind the wheel, but those risks are compounded when coupled with ice and snow.
“Be aware of your surroundings and listen to weather and traffic conditions in places that you will be traveling to,” urges Terri Anthony, safety advisor. “Make sure you leave yourself enough time so that you will not feel hurried or take unnecessary chances. Avoid driving in icy conditions.”
A job and other commitments may make it impossible to avoid driving in hazardous conditions so preparation before the journey is very important to your safety.
“Drivers should also increase the following distance to give themselves plenty of room to maneuver their vehicle if an emergency occurs,” Anthony added. “If you can’t stop in time to avoid hitting something, steer around it. At 45 mph it takes less than half the time to steer than to bring your car to a complete stop.”
When driving on ice, do not make any quick changes in speed or direction. If your vehicle starts to skid, take your foot off the brake or gas pedal if the skid is a result of hard acceleration or braking. Shift to neutral, and look and steer in the direction that you want to go. Just before your wheels stop skidding, counter steer until you are going the desired direction.
Anthony reminds motorists to clean the snow off their vehicle before they get behind the wheel. “Spending a few extra minutes cleaning the ice and snow off your car in the morning can also make your commute less stressful and safer for everyone,” Anthony said. “Ice and snow interferes with your vision and can become dangerous projectiles that damage other vehicles and affect the visibility of drivers near your automobile.”
Posted on 09 December 2010 by Len Cooper
Posted on 09 December 2010 by Amanda Mac Knight
By The Brothers of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Strong Men for Stronger Women is an event that the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Mount Union started this year.
The brothers of ATO did push-ups to bring awareness and raise money to donate to breast cancer research.
Donations were accepted in the amounts of one eighth, one fourth, one half and one per push-up, general donations were also accepted; i.e., $10, $20, etc. 100 percent of donations went to benefit breast cancer research.
There were 39 brothers participating and the event was scheduled for two hours. There were five positions for brothers to do push-ups, so five brothers were doing push-ups at one time while the other 34 waited for their next turn.
Their goal for two hours as a fraternity was to do 10,000 push-ups or 250 pushups per brother. The brothers ended up doing 14,476 push ups and collected eight hundred dollars.
If interested in donating for this event, please contact either of the following brothers: Cory Muller at (330)819-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Spencer Andrei at (330)221-8358 or email@example.com and Adam Hood at (330)606-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org