Around the State: BUA students help Wimberley in flood clean-up

Students, staff and faculty from Baptist University of the Américas worked to clear mounds of brush and other debris deposited by the flooding Blanco River during the 2015 Memorial Day flood. (File Photo)

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Thirteen Baptist University of the Américas students joined six staff and faculty members to help clear the Blanco River of debris deposited during the Memorial Day flood in the Wimberley area. The team cleared uprooted trees as well as mud-filled appliances from the banks of the river. 

One hundred eleven hpu energywars300Kristen Hutchins measures the temperature in a solar oven constructed by fifth graders Kylie Chesser and Ava Choate. The students made s’mores in their ovens as a part of Howard Payne University’s Summer Scholars program.elementary-aged children attended Howard Payne University’s Summer Scholars and Young Scholars programs. They learned lessons in robotics, 3D printing, science, music and physical education.

Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery volunteers will travel to Bon Repos, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 6-13, to help rebuild their communities by partnering with local churches, associations, and other long-term recovery teams, focusing on feeding the people, medical and dental assistance, and construction work. More information is available  from Marla Bearden at marla.bearden@texasbaptists.org.



BCFS, formerly Baptist Child & Family Services, has named Suraj Harilall controller. He will oversee day-to-day worldwide financial operations, guide long-term fiscal planning and ensure compliance with reporting requirements. 


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