ORU students head to Texas for Fall Break to help with hurricane relief

Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 00:20:23-04

TULSA - A group of Oral Roberts University students took off for Port Arthur, Texas, Saturday morning to lend a hand to the Convoy of Hope in its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. 

“Around us there’s just trash bags and dry wall, a mattress bin, and really just anything that could soak up water did," said ORU Senior Alex Mills. 

Awe-inspiring and humbling are the words he used to describe how it feels to see the aftermath of the tragedy he watched on TV. 

“Coming down here now and seeing that things still aren’t rebuilt and places are shut down. People are just not coming back and it’s crazy to see.”

He and 12 other students loaded an ORU bus early Saturday morning all with the same goals. 

“One, we want to accomplish the physical component of just helping out, but just to really express that we care about them, because we know this disaster struck them in more than one way: Physical, mental and emotional.”

ORU said in a statement it's "blessed to have students who are always ready to serve others."

And the students are "selflessly giving up their Fall Break" to "show Christ's love."

“I wanted to do it because this is actually my last semester here at ORU, and I’m wanting to leave the biggest impact I can.”

Settling in not too long ago, they're meeting the team of people ready to help them make that great impact. 

“I think it says that we just have a passion for service and that we really represent ORU, because we’re called in our mission statement to just go out and serve others.”

The students plan to return October 21

The group promising 2 Works for You they'll tell us all about the trip when they get back. 

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