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Spring 2013 LDRS 310 Projects:

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Red Cross Sporting Clay Classic
Team Members: Emily Seibel, Cody Ruble, Darrell Keener, Jay Dohrmann
Mission Statement: The mission of the group, Shooting for a Cause, is to put on the Red Cross Sporting Clay Classic fundraiser in order to earn money for the Western Kansas Red Cross that is needed to respond to emergencies throughout Western Kansas. 

Action for Animals - Western Plains Animal Refuge
Team Members: Derrick Snodgrass, Courtney Myers, Eli Evinger, Jennifer Farrington
Mission Statement: Serving to help the Western Plains Animal Refuge become a thriving non-profit organization so it can fulfill its purpose of helping animals and providing fostering, rehabilitation, adoption, and outreach services.  

Change for Literacy
Team Members: Cassandra Philips, Jandee Miles, Larry Li, Lacey Richardson, Lane Abert 
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide the people of Ethiopia the opportunity to become literate by raising money to help ship books and to raise public awareness about what the organization is doing to reverse the problem of illiteracy in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia Bookworms
Team Members: Alex Badger, Shantel Fairchild, Kylee Herrman, Kelsey Overbey, Darby Strawn
Mission Statement: The mission of the Ethiopia Bookworms is to spread awareness and collect books from the schools and community members across Kansas, so that the Ethiopian communities may have an opportunity at a more fulfilling life. 

Drive for Bryan
Team Members: Zach Nash, Derek Palmer, Steiner Scott, Michael Gallagher
Mission Statement: To raise funds needed to erect the final two signs for the Bryan J. Nichols Memorial Highway Project. 

MS Walkers
Team Members: Cesar Garcia II, Eric Hymer, Isaiah Shepard, Kimberly Weber
Mission Statement: To organize a walk in the community of hays, KS to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis in northwest Kansas for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  .

Keep Calm and Kick On
Team Members: Kendra Clark, Allison Esquivel, Emily Goad, Corey Heier, Leah Shriwise
Mission Statement: The mission of Keep Calm and Kick On is to raise money and awareness in support of Fort Hays State University's Up 'til Dawn program by providing a soccer camp for local children. 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters: J.T. Von Lintel Outdoor Mentoring Program

Team Member: Evan Cronn, Ashley Fitzsimmons, Heidi Hines, Haley Lindsey, Emmanuel Trejo
Mission Statement:

College Brothers and Sisters- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ellis County
Team Members: Nick Budd, Emily Ringleman, Gregg Whisman, Yuting Zhang (Crystal), Sijia Zhou (Danese)
Mission Statement:
 The mission of College Brothers and Sisters is to recruit big brothers and sisters to be volunteers as as teady role model for at-risk youth in the community. 

American Cancer Society - Bark for Life - "The Pawsitives"
Team Members: Jayde Boyer, Whitney Gillman, Xiaojing Shao, Amanda Steinle, Heran Zhao
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Pawsitives is to provide a learning experience along with an outdoor activity that will benefit the members suffering from cancer and their loved ones. 
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