A campus wide email just went out promoting Reggie’s Sleepout. Find the full email after the cut.
Just in case anyone reads the email and makes it to this blog, I’d just like to let everyone know that only people who have asked to be on our mailing list are on our mailing list. In other words, if you haven’t asked, you are not on our list. All student organizations at Iowa State may send out a campus wide email to all students for a small fee, the email below is one of those.
The officers of ISU AAS thought that helping homeless youths is important enough to warrant sending a campus wide email. As mentioned in the email, if you are uncomfortable sponsoring our team, we encourage you to consider sponsoring another team.
Just a few minutes after being sent out, we’ve already gotten one reply from a person who seems to have either not read the email or if he/she did read it, did not understand what it is about.
If I ever get another email from you guys, I will flip out. Please remove me from your list NOW.
Ps Jesus Christ lives and reigns and provides strength to all who are in need. Give Him a try.
Very nice. In other words, “Jesus loves you but I hate you” ? Or is it “Jesus loves you but I’m scared of you” ?
This is exactly why we need to continue doing the Ask an Atheist booth and Hug an Atheist every Friday. We’re now holding Ask an Atheist in the UDCC Commons so we can stay warm while we attempt to warm hardened hearts.
Happily, this is not the typical response. Lots of people realize that helping people transcends any differences we may have.
Reggie’s Sleepout was founded in 2001 to help youths that are too old for foster care but too young for traditional programs that help homeless people. The ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society has a team working to raise money for this important cause. Homelessness has no regard for religious or cultural boundaries. Will you help support our efforts and the homeless youths?
In addition to being for a great cause, Reggie’s Sleepout is a lot of fun. On Oct 24th, our team will sleep in cardboard boxes in Drake University stadium along with many other teams. There will be food, live music, and a cardboard box building competition.
Will you join us in sleeping under the stars or sponsor the ISU AAS team? You can join or donate here: http://tinyurl.com/yzpfccl or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please e-mail us if you can donate duct tape and/or very large cardboard boxes for our boxed in competition entry.
If for some reason you are uncomfortable sponsoring the ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society, there are other ISU teams that would likely appreciate your support: ISU ONE http://tinyurl.com/yfxffqx and ISU BSA http://tinyurl.com/ygmnpgy. You can also start your own team: http://tinyurl.com/yh2cnwh.
As long as you take the 5 minutes to donate even $5, we can all make a difference in the lives of many of the over 27,500 homeless people in Iowa.
Team leader for ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society Reggie’s Sleepout Team
Learn more about ISU AAS at http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/isuaas/