For the Gazette
CEDARVILLE — While getting focused on the upcoming school year, Cedarville students found some time to partner with faculty and staff and support a cause that positively impacts women in southwestern Ohio.
The student body of more than 3,600, as well as faculty and staff, contributed nearly $17800 during the annual Fall Bible Conference that opened the 2015-16 academic year. The funds will be donated to the Miami Valley Women’s Center (MVWC), which is an organization that values life, supports families, and demonstrates Christ’s love.
“On behalf of the Board and Staff, I want to thank Cedarville University for demonstrating advocacy for unborn life through personal financial sacrifice,” said Tiffany Seifman, executive director of the Miami Valley Women’s Center. “We are grateful for our partnership with Cedarville University students, faculty, and staff.”
The Miami Valley Women’s Center provides parenting and abortion information and resources at no charge to those who visit the center. The gift from Cedarville University will assist the Miami Valley Women’s Center to continue providing life-affirming information and to make a positive impact in the region as they serve clients in Kettering, Huber Heights, and Xenia.
“It is really impressive for me to see the value for life that was demonstrated by our campus community through the financial support for the Miami Valley Women’s Center,” said Victoria Stearns, a sophomore from Naples, Fla., majoring in applied communications and political science.
Stearns cited many of her peers’ willingness to give up drinks from Cedarville’s campus-run Rinnova Coffee Shop or other personal pleasures to help in the mission to help the Miami Valley Women’s Center serve others.