TWC holds 9/11 day of service and remembrance

Posted on: September 13, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, Tennessee Wesleyan College held a day of service and remembrance to honor, through acts of kindness, those that were lost on September 11, 2001.

Tuesday, September 11, Tennessee Wesleyan College held a day of service and remembrance to honor, through acts of kindness, those that were lost on September 11, 2001.

“September 11 reminds us of the importance of supporting our troops who protect and defend our country against those who wish to infringe upon our freedoms,” said Mandie Thacker Beeler, TWC director of the center of servant leadership. “Our students are very patriotic and were excited about making cards to send to deployed soldiers and a banner to thank local veterans.”

In addition to the support the students showed for soldiers, TWC students participated in the 2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive. Ford has partnered with Feeding America in an effort to help end hunger in America. Ford representatives are touring the country to show the redesigned features of the 2013 Ford Escapes, allowing students the opportunity to register to win one of the new vehicles. For every entry received, Ford is donating 40 meals to Feeding America.

“During our day of service and remembrance, TWC donated 7,880 meals through this program,” said Thacker Beeler. “The TWC event was the largest ‘single-car’ event the Ford representative has been a part of since they kicked off earlier this summer. Partnering with Ford on their mission to end hunger was a great opportunity for the TWC community to give back in honor of 9/11.”