Cru’s Local Effort to Have Sustained Global Impact

Paul Kinley, event coordinator and leader of Experience Missions, tells group members of their significant contribution.

Penn College students Michael J. Schaffer (left), of Cogan Station, and Matthew M. Hober, of Basking Ridge, N.J. – residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration majors – join Bloomsburg University's Kyrsten Baker and Katie Benner, of Williamsport.

Students measure and pour exactly a quarter-teaspoon of seeds into each packet.

After the seeds are packed and boxed for shipment from GAiN's warehouse in Mount Joy, student volunteers mark their accomplishment with a photo.

Penn College Cru hosted a seed-packing event in Penn’s Inn on Saturday, prepping shipments of vegetable seeds that will be part of a broader aid package to East Africa and the Middle East. The activity was put on by Experience Missions of Cogan Station and sponsored by Centered Earth of Muncy, in partnership with GAiN (Cru’s humanitarian arm). The packets were filled with collard-green seeds, which will continue to produce beyond a single harvest and which represent the equivalent of about 10,000 pounds of food. Medical treatment, as well as agricultural and spiritual education, will accompany the delivery to refugees from violence and natural disasters.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University