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Walla Walla University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education founded in 1892. A fully-accredited institution, WWU offers more than 100 areas of study in professional and technical programs and the liberal arts. 

The headquarters of WWU is located on an 83-acre campus in College Place situated in the Walla Walla Valley in Southeastern Washington state. The university also operates four satellite campuses, including a School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, a marine biology station near Anacortes, Washington, and School of Social Work and Sociology campuses in Missoula and Billings, Montana. Learn more about WWU.

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Send hope

CHE project focuses on encouraging frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19

The Walla Walla University Center for Humanitarian Engagement recently launched Project Send Hope to provide encouraging cards that can be sent to COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers, and other essential workers on the front lines.

“Not All Heroes Wear Capes (but we can make that happen too.)” reads one of the cards designed by Janette Wagness, senior graphic design major and Project Send Hope leader.

The cards are available free in printed form and can be ordered at Project Send Hope or they can be downloaded and printed at home. 

“The CHE is dedicated to service, and what that looks like is different every day,” Wagness said. “But that’s the fun part of it! Some days it’s handing out hot chocolate and starting conversations with strangers. Some days it’s filling sandbags and slinging mud. And other days it’s making cards of hope for healthcare heroes. We get to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and beyond.”

“Some cards whose story I am especially excited about are those that are being given out in Loma Linda, California, by a coffee truck called LoMelinda’s Buzz & Bloom,” said Becky Orozco, sophomore nursing major and Send Hope student ambassador. “LoMelinda’s is located next to a large hospital and has received donations that have allowed them to give free coffee to healthcare workers. This week, they have also been giving out our cards with each order.” 

“I hope that the cards bring hope and joy in knowing that we’re all cheering them on and encouragement for the days they feel like they are not able to keep going,” said Wagness. 

Project Send Hope is one of six new programs developed by CHE student ambassadors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about each of the new programs at

To order or download cards, visit To learn more about the project, visit the CHE Instagram account, @che.wwu and use the hashtag #ProjectSendHope to show your support and help spread awareness for the project. To learn more about the CHE, visit

Posted June 5, 2020

folded light-blue card on a light-gray background. It is a thank-you card.
Project Send Hope is one of six new programs developed by CHE student ambassadors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two medical workers smiling holding cards.
The CHE is dedicated to service and being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and beyond.

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