Your local Red Cross has received a very generous donation from the African Student Organization at Grand Rapids Community College and we want to say THANK YOU!
This donation goes to help our Measles Initiative, which aims to get children vaccinated throughout developing countries, to prevent the spread of this disease. Nearly 600 children die each day from measles and this Initiative is actively taking a part in changing this. The vaccine costs less than $1, so each donation makes a big difference in lives of people and families all over the world.
In cooperation with this effort, the African Student Organization provides an academic and social support network for African students attending GRCC. Participation is welcomed from students from Africa, as well as any others who are interested in learning more about the cultures of Africa. The organization focuses on providing academic support, as well as promoting the cultures of Africa on campus and in the community. They have described themselves as ambassadors for Africa, wanting to raise awareness about different issues facing Africa and to give back to their home.
A deep and heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to this compassionate group!
Pictured below (from left to right): Stacey Heisler (Advisor), Arthur Gwinn Jr, Peter Kuol, Rebekah Bakker, Pascaline Okongo, Christie Rwkayija, Majier Chol (President), and John Rebba.