Simpson University students available for work projects

For Immediate Release

02.12.2013

REDDING, Calif. - Have yard work, housecleaning or other projects that need attention? Simpson University students are offering “rent-a-team” services to collect donations toward spring and summer service trips around the globe.

Each year, dozens of Simpson students travel the world to serve at orphanages, churches, youth and sports camps, and other nonprofit agencies. Students raise their own money for the trips, which last from one week to a month.

This year 110 students will participate in WorldSERVE trips. Participants do a variety of fundraisers each year to help offset costs, which range from $800 to $1,000 per student for domestic trips, and $2,800 to $3,400 for overseas travel.

WorldSERVE spring break locations (late March) include Chicago, Minneapolis, Olympia, Wash., and Los Angeles, where students will work with at-risk youth, refugees, and an anti-human trafficking organization. Summer trips include India, El Salvador, Laos, Ukraine, Spain, Thailand, Mongolia, Russia, and South Korea, among other locations.

Those interested in renting a team can email missions@simpsonu.edu. List the type of project you need done, the number of students you prefer, a few possible dates, the length of time needed, your location, and any suggested attire or tools to bring.

A student team leader will contact those who email and make arrangements. After the students have completed their service, a donation can be made that will be split evenly among the participants. One hundred percent of donations go toward student costs as they travel and serve.

For more information, contact Sarah Bourns at sbourns@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4504.

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