TTU Engineers Without Borders hosts bake sale to support service

thumb EWBtwoTTU’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders is raising funds for service projects with a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the RUC.

Robert Griffin, president of TTU’s EWB chapter, said the organization focuses on helping others who are less fortunate. Typical projects include installing water pumps, water filtration systems, structural systems and power systems in remote areas in South America and Africa.

“We are not limiting ourselves to foreign aid,” Griffin said. “We aim to do many local service projects as well.”

The TTU student chapter recently helped build a Habitat for Humanity home in Cookeville. About 15 students volunteered to help with the construction.

The TTU student chapter is part of the national EWB-USA, which must approve the chapter’s international service project plans. Proceeds from Tuesday’s sale will benefit local and international service projects.