HIGH POINT, N.C., May 5, 2009 – The Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel at High Point University has raised a total of $2,522.68 in offerings during chapel services this semester, and has donated the entire amount to West End Ministries.
West End Ministries is a nonprofit organization that was started in 2001 by a coalition of three churches – English Road Baptist, First Reformed United Church of Christ (now Christ’s Community Church) and Rankin Memorial United Methodist. Its mission is to make the West End area of High Point a safer and better place for all who live, learn, work or worship there.
The organization’s ministries include an anti-drug initiative, Kids Cafe (feeding children hot meals three evenings a week), a thrift store, West End Boys and Girls Clubs (which meet after school and on school holidays to provide a safe place for young people to do homework, learn life skills and play), and Leslie?s House (an emergency crisis shelter for homeless single women).
“The Board chose this organization because they feel West End Ministries embodies true service to the community,” says HPU senior Elyse Berrier, who serves on the Board of Stewards. “Our chapel offerings can make a great impact.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at .
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