Mission and Service Trips

GWU Office of Christian Life and Service and Student Activities Plan Trips Over Fall Break

Mission and Service Trips

Gardner-Webb students who want to serve people in need are invited to participate in one of three fall break trips in October. Two are planned by the Office of Christian Life and Service and one is offered by Student Activities. Teams will assist Hurricane victims in Wilmington, N.C.; help children with critical illnesses and their families in Orlando, Fla.; and volunteer with non-profit groups in New York.

Wilmington, N.C.
• Dates: Oct. 18-23
• $100 Deposit (Due by Sept. 12)
• Total Cost: $150
• Team Leader: Dr. Tracy Jessup, 704-406-4279, tjessup@gardner-webb.edu
• Maximum Student Number: 10
• Synopsis: Hurricane Florence is the most devastating natural disaster that North Carolina has ever experienced. The team will participate in light construction projects to rebuild homes. No prior experience or training is necessary.

Orlando, Fla.
• Dates: Oct. 18-22
• $100 Deposit (Due by Sept. 12)
• Estimated Total Cost: $650
• Team Leaders: Teresa Davis and Dr. Eric Davis, 704-406-4277, tdavis@gardner-webb.edu
• Maximum Student Number: 10
• Synopsis: Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families. The team will work at the Village for three days and have one day to visit a “Disney World” theme park.

New York City
• Dates: Oct. 18-23
• Cost: $525 (Includes flight, lodging and transportation to the airport. Students will be responsible for food, subway passes and any other souvenirs.)
• Deadline to register: Sept. 16 ($100 deposit due, sign up in the Student Activities Suite)
• Team Leader: Brian Arnold, 704-406-3552, barnold@gardner-webb.edu
• Synopsis: Students will be assisting with a fundraising event to raise money for colon cancer awareness and screenings. They will also volunteer at the Bowery Mission, working in meal prep, serving the meal, clothes closet, food pantry, etc. The Bowery has served New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger since the 1870s.