Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach will have a special service on behalf of its need-based Scholarship Fund on Sunday, August 25, at the Mount Zion African American Methodist Episcopal Church, 449 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Daytona Beach.
The service will start at 10 a.m. with the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Committee joining Pastor Wendell C. Webster in a special prayer.
This special fundraising effort places emphasis on the church’s motto: “Servants of God, Serving the People of God.” The service is for all who want to help the university –students, parents, alumni, etc. –by making donations. All those able to attend in person are invited to do so.
All funds received will go only to students in need as the church and Legacy Committee work to “SECURE THE UNIVERSITY’S FUTURE!”
Donations of $200 from those who can afford it are the goal of this effort…but no donation is too small or too large. Donations of $25 or more are tax deductible.
Church officials suggest casual attire and there will be a repast after the worship and prayer for young adults.
Most area residents know how Dr. Bethune—with $1.50 and five young girls—created the school that is now an internationally recognized university with nearly 4,000 registered students from throughout the world. She left a vision of a world of Peace, Progress, Brotherhood, and Love that is unequaled and must not be lost!
Right now that vision is threatened by financial problems. The Aug. 15 special service is designed to help solve those problems by assisting those most affected by them—the students.
Checks can be made payable to Mount Zion A.M.E. Church and should be specified for the “B-CU Scholarship Fund.” They may be mailed to the address above.
Those with questions may contact Rev. Webster at (386) 252-2412 or Fred Beneby, B-CU Fund Raiser Volunteer, at (386) 882-8401.