Lee University – Mar 13, 2012
Day two on the Red Bus Project tour started with a reprise of day one: at the crack of dawn - with a grounded Red Bus. After several hours of work, the bus roared to life and we were off to spend the day with the great folks at Lee University in Cleveland, TN.
Lee welcomed the Red Bus Project with a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day. The home of the Flames was a perfect place for the red hot bus. Students gave, shopped and showed hope all day. In fact, we had to buy new fans to help the struggling air conditioning units straining underneath the toasty conditions.
Some comments and highlights from a wonderful day at Lee:
-"I'm about to enter the bus and I love things like this. I'm so excited! I was actually internationally adopted, so I love orphans, because I was one..."
-"I bought a $3 bracelet and I love it - and it's especially great because my $3 goes to help orphans find a family."
-"This is so cool and creative. I can't believe we had a double decker thrift store on-campus!"
Day two saw @redbusproject and http://www.facebook.com/redbusproject light up with dozen of students tweets and re-tweets about #RedBusLee.
Caleb Chapman was interviewed by Katie for a story in the Lee Clarion on @redbusproject and @calebtheband. The band then proceeded to give a rocking concert at Alumni Park with a upbeat crowd of several hundred.
It's past 1 a.m. as the Red Bus Project crew pulls into our hotel for the evening. Even though we had plenty of great volunteers, it's well past midnight before we have everything packed up and head for our beds.
Check out some other videos from the day here and here.
Thanks for your passion for orphan care, Lee Flames! We are inspired by you!
And we're off -- on the move to Reinhardt -- for orphans!!
P.S. By the way @calebtheband is giving away a free download of their fan favorite, "Better Off" at http://www.redbusproject.org. Get it now!