Monday Mission, 11/01/10

Andrew Jenkins is a 1997 graduate of Samford.  Today he serves as the Executive Director of The Village, a Birmingham-based program founded two years ago to offer residential services to "men and women who have been beaten down by bad choices, bad circumstances, and/or bad relationships."  In this short period of time, Andy and his colleagues have helped more than 400 people regain their lives.  Now they are attempting to raise funds to renovate an apartment complex near Carraway Hospital in north Birmingham.  They've applied for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi--and we can vote via the Internet to indicate our support.  To watch a short video about the project (and to receive information about how to register your vote) go to www.TheVillagePepsiGrant.com. 

The world is better because Samford graduates roll up their sleeves and get to work. 

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.