Update: Donation pushes JMC car show fundraiser over $1,300

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2010-07-19
Car Show Second Place, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind.—Fundraising efforts at the 15th Annual “Flash Back to the 60s” Car Show on July 16 garnered $390.84 for the Huntington University Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service. And a $1,000 donation from David and Paula Funk of Huntington, who operate the car show, pushed the total up over $1,300.

The money will go toward the purchase of a new van.

The Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Joe Mertz Center was founded in 1992 through a grant which also allowed for the purchase of a van that is still in use today. The van is used to transport students to various volunteer sites in northeast Indiana along with other supplies needed at those locations. Over the years, the van has increasingly needed maintenance.

The Joe Mertz Center set a goal of raising $20,000 for the purchase of a new van. Donations are still being accepted. Please contact Grace McBrayer, director of first-year students and volunteer services, at (260) 359-4286 for more information.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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