By Savannah Lewis
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) decided to host an event to help spread the love both on campus and across the globe in Vietnam. On Feb. 10, VSA hosted an event called Messengers of Love to support a nonprofit organization by the same name. Vy Lam, president of VSA, explained that their organization held the event to help educate the student body about the nonprofit.
“We had people write messages of love so that they can learn about the organization we are partnered with,” Lam explained.
Along with the messages, the event also offered attendees the opportunity to decorate their own cookies and take a picture in front of a decorated photo-wall.
Lam explained that the organization wants to spread awareness of diversity, while also supporting an organization that works to help children who are underprivileged.
Along with this event, VSA will be tabling in the Student Center to sell Vietnamese iced tea in March to continue their support of the Messengers of Love. All of the money earned during this event will be donated to the nonprofit.
“Messengers of Love works to provide physical, emotional and educational support to orphaned and underprivileged children of Vietnam,” Lam stated. “They offer scholarships, holiday care packages, english and character classes, summer school, safe shelter and clean water programs for the children they help.”
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