SNU student seeks to make a difference for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

     BETHANY, OK --- Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) may be on the verge of getting a grant from the Christie Cookie Company, thanks to the efforts of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) student Rachel Cadwallader. 

Under the terms of the Christie Cookie $25,000 Giveaway, a dozen financial grants are going to be awarded to non-profit organizations on the basis of "votes" recorded on the company’s web site by mid - October.  Rachel is working hard to see that NCM gets a lot of votes. 

A junior missions and Spanish major from Canal Winchester, Ohio, Rachel has been sending messages to everyone in her email address book, asking them to vote for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.  "When I heard about Christie Cookie’s Charity Giveaway, I got so excited," she said.  Rachel has put news about the Christie Cookie Charity Giveaway on her personal Facebook status and has urged others to do the same.  She has contacted all of the other Nazarene Universities in the U.S., asking them to get their students involved. 

"Americans will take time to vote online for things like ‘American Idol’ and ‘America’s Got Talent," said Rachel, nothing that she and members of her family have voted electronically for people on those television shows.  "Why wouldn’t we vote for people that are really doing something significant, and are putting their talents to use making this a better world?" asked Rachel. 

More than two thousand non-profit charity organizations have been nominated for the $25,000 Christie Cookie Charity Giveaway. Ten thousand dollars will go to the charity getting the most votes by October 15.  The second-place vote getter will receive $5,000 and the next ten on the list will be awarded $1,000 each.  In terms of vote totals, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is currently in the top three and moving up.  That’s happening because of the passion of people like SNU student Rachel Cadwallader. 

"This is a great opportunity for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to get additional resources to help people," Rachel said.  "The thing I love about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is that it is helping people all around the world in a huge variety of ways.  NCM is being the hands and feet of Jesus to this very broken world." 

To fellow college students and others, Rachel says, "If you have time to get up and get some coffee or even change your status on Facebook, you have enough time to vote for something that matters.  It only takes four clicks (I actually counted)." 

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