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‘Dirty Hands’ Fall Break

    10.18.17 | Student Life Contagious generosity

    A team of Southern Wesleyan students chopped up trees damaged by Hurricane Irma and moved them to the roadside for pickup. They traveled to Alva, Fla. to assist hurricane victims with cleanup of storm damage.

    A group of Southern Wesleyan University students chose to roll up their sleeves during Fall Break and help with cleanup efforts in hurricane-damaged areas of Florida and Texas.

    Leading a team in Alva, Fla. Was Brad Bowen, Southern Wesleyan’s director of campus safety; and Matt Thorpe, Southern Wesleyan’s director of intramurals, took a team to the Port Arthur, Tex. area. The teams partnered with Poured Out Ministries ( to do light construction, debris cleanup and distribution of disaster relief supplies.

    Closer to home, a group of students and members of Southern Wesleyan’s grounds crew, led by Dr. Justin Carter, Southern Wesleyan’s associate vice president for student engagement, worked on a project at Helping Hands Children’s Home in Central.

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. At the same time, it’s Southern Wesleyan’s desire to practice contagious generosity within the surrounding community. For details about degree programs, go online to

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