Students Seek Help for Watts Clean-Up

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 8, 2005) — John Brown University’s student-organized CAUSE ministries is hosting a clean-up day for the Watts (Okla.) community. Surrounding towns are getting involved in this large cleaning event that takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you would like to participate, please meet at the JBU flagpoles at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday for instructions. Lunch, snacks, and equipment will be supplied by the university. A group of JBU students organized a ministry program called Impact, which works with school-aged children from Watts. It is from Impact that the clean-up effort was organized. “The students of Watts deserve to have a town that is safe and beautiful to play in,” senior digital media arts major Colby Webb said. “I want them to have a sense of pride about their community.” To make this event successful, the JBU students are relying on the community for help. Materials have been gathered, however, trucks and trailers are needed to transport the materials. If you are interested in helping with this project, contact David Cox at (479) 215-4180 or CoxD@jbu.edu. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.