UT-Chattanooga – Apr 16, 2012
When I first encountered Show Hope about a year ago the cause immediately stole my heart. I couldn't think of a worthier group of people who deserved my time and service than the millions of orphans who's faces I only sampled. I've always know I would adopt one day, but never knew how to help out in the meantime. So, the Red Bus Project was like an answered prayer! Finally, Show Hope came up with a wild idea fit just for an equally wild generation willing to move mountains.
With a box of flyers in hand I got to telling people of the great-big-bus-orphan-store and was so amazed at the students excitement and willingness to help out. Pretty soon we had a whole team of students working like crazy, chalking and baking and donating clothes with the desire to do whatever it took to make campus notice the Red Bus and take part in caring for orphans. Before diving into this project I had no idea how little information people have on the orphan crisis, but was astounded to see their immediate response of "How can I help?!" as soon as they were told. It was so wonderful to see my friends get excited about passionately working for something so much bigger than ourselves.
The Red Bus is way more than an eye catching event, it's an invitation to students to have a part in changing an orphan's life. So thank YOU Red Bus Team for you time, prayers, hard work, and most importantly believing us college students can change the world.
-Jordan Owens, Freshman
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga