Shorter University – Mar 15, 2012
The Red Bus Project Tour was on the move again – this time to share the plight of the orphans and the impact students can make taking even the simplest actions to students at Shorter University.
Rolling into Rome, GA on a beautiful Thursday morning, the crew placed the Red Bus Project tents and big Red Bus in the beautiful front circle and quad. As students poured out of classrooms at 10:20 they were greeted with the ready-made mobile thrift store, and quickly began snapping up the best buys available on campus!
One interesting feature of the tour experience includes the changing tent. An engineering masterpiece thought up by our fashion queen Sarah Fess and executed by production guru’s Jessie Blinn and Dan Stewart, the 4-room tent and curtain “contraption” allows students to strut their fashion in the privacy of their own changing room.
Speaking of fashion, unfortunately, we found out Thursday that our fearless merch leader, Emily Hollingsworth, fell ill and had to spend the day in the hotel wishing she could be with us. Get better soon, Emily!
While students were raising money for orphans shopping on the bus, several students including Anna, Brooke, Becca made the 15 minute trek over to Berry College to hand out flyers and tell everyone at Berry to turn out on Friday when the tour rolled onto their campus.
As dusk approached, dark clouds threatened to derail the outdoor concert featuring Emily Hearn and CALEB. As Emily delivered her passionate set, Caleb tracked the storms progress and direction on his GoPro and “scientifically” determined that the worst of the storm was moving away from Shorter, and that the show could move on!
CALEB delivered an exceptional performance to a appreciative crowd against the backdrop of distant lightening. Tear-down was quick with a record-setting number of volunteers pitching in to help, and it wasn’t long before last minute purchases were complete, good byes said, and the Red Bus was rolling on.
A huge shout out to David Roland and team who made us feel such a part of Shorter and for helping us advance the cause of orphan care in a huge way on-campus.