Monday, February 19, 2007
OU assembles more than 1,000 sandwiches for shelters
|The OU community made 1,034 sandwiches for local shelters.|
By Rebecca Wyatt Thomas, OU Web Writer
Most students spend their lunchtime eating sandwiches, but on Wednesday, Feb. 14, students, faculty and staff spent the noon-hour making sandwiches that were given to local shelters. The volunteers made 1,034 sandwiches as part of the event sponsored by Golden Key International Honour Society.
With supplies donated by local businesses, the students, faculty and staff donated as much time as they could within the hour to help the hungry.
Jaime Sandow, sophomore, and Kristen Koehn, junior, were among the first to arrive in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms and started assembling sandwiches. As part of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, neither had participated in the sixth annual event but chose it as one of their philanthropic activities for the month.
“It’s something fun and easy to do and it benefits members of the community,” said Sandow.
The sandwiches were taken to Whitmer Human Resource Center, St. Dennis Warming Center, MATT’s Macomb, Grace Center of Hope and the Salvation Army Pontiac Citadel.