Oakwood University Represents at Department of Health and Human Services Charity Fair

Oakwood’s participation in Charity Fairs continued in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019, by invitation of the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kick off campaign.
Mark Washington, ’85, and Trishana Holman, current dietetic intern and graduate student, volunteered at Oakwood’s booth. Approximately 100 HHS employees were introduced to Oakwood University (OU #96964) and the community services the university provides for our neighbors. the community outreach efforts were a success! The CFC Cause of the Week for October 14-18 was Disaster Relief.
In recognition of this cause, during the Morning Joy radio broadcast on WJOU 90.1 FM on October 18, Dawna Baker hosted four Oakwood students from the Bahamas, who shared how their families were affected by the devastating Hurricane Dorian.
During the radio interview, students Louis Cleare, Dimitri Scavella, Tishia Rahming and Genae Darville, each shared how their families responded to the life-changing announcement by President Leslie Pollard, that the recent increase in general scholarships allowed Oakwood to support our Bahamian student population with tuition, room and board during the upcoming 2020 Spring semester. Some parents exclaimed heartily; others were in disbelief, asking repeatedly if the student was sure that was correct information. All were extremely elated about this outpouring of love, and praise God for His miraculous intervention during the tragedy.
Federal Employees and Retirees: The CFC is a perfect way to partner with Oakwood to provide relief for a cause you love, like Disaster Relief. Thank you for joining us and helping these students realize a dream come true.  To start or continue your support of Oakwood University’s areas of our charitable and community service, please designate Oakwood University CFC Code: 96964, between September 2019 and January 2020. Please contact Ms. Miriam Battles at 256.726.7508 or mbattles@oakwood.eduif you have any questions.

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