Strike Teams

Simpson University Strike Teams

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Simpson University's Strike Teams began in fall 2012, growing out of the university's annual Day of Service. From 2012 through 2017, hundreds of students served more than 14,000 volunteer hours on more than 315 projects in the local community, including cleanup, construction, moving, maintenance, and helping at large community events, including CASA’s Superhero Run, the Shasta Mud Run, and KIXE-TV’s Holiday Auction. Strike Teams partnered with the Shasta County Probation Department, Homeless Rock Stars, and the American Red Cross on special community service projects.

The concept of Strike Teams came out of the university's annual Day of Service. Students and staff launched a year-round “way of service” initiative, where smaller teams—comprising Simpson students, staff and faculty—could help out with immediate community needs throughout the school year.

Strike Teams was named 2017 Civic Organization of the Year by Redding’s Good News Rescue Mission. Strike Teams also received a Community Partner Award from Compass ShiningCare, a California State Senate certificate of appreciation, and formal recognition from KIXE-TV, the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.

  • Churches
  • Elementary Schools (Boulder Creek, Juniper, Rother
  • Youth Organizations (CYC, YFC, Teen Challenge, MLK Jr. Center, Youth Violence Prevention)
  • CareNet Pregnancy Center
  • City Hall
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Creek Clean (MLK Day)
  • Families (Various)
  • Grace Place
  • Great Strides
  • Good News Rescue Mission
  • Heritage Roasting Company
  • Intervarsity at Shasta College
  • Kiwanis
  • Kool April Nights
  • Living Hope
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Salvation Army
  • Shascade
  • Triple Creek Horse Ranch
  • Volonte Park
  • WorldServe
  • 5K Walk Fundraiser
  • Gardening/Yard work
  • General cleaning services
  • Landscaping
  • Organizing and helping with fundraisers
  • Painting
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Stripping walls and flooring

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18

Community Impact

Hear why it’s important to see Simpson Strike Teams serving and giving back to the community (1 min. 40 sec.)

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Hear how community members have had positive experiences working with Simpson Strike Teams (2 min. 30 sec.)

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Personal Impact

Hear how Simpson Strike Teams have personally benefitted members of the Redding community (1 min. 40 sec.)

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News Coverage

09.18.2017 - Simpson Prepares for 13th ‘Day of Service’

04.20.2017 - ‘Strike Teams’ Receive Civic Recognition Award

10.19.2016 - Strike Teams Join National Make A Difference Day

09.27.2016 - Simpson Serves Community in 12th ‘Day of Service’

09.19.2016 - Simpson Prepares for 12th ‘Day of Service’

06.14.2016 - Simpson Service Groups Host Appreciation Luncheon

11.20.2015 - Simpson ‘Strike Teams’ Receive Senate Recognition

11.17.2015 - Simpson ‘Strike Teams’ to Receive Senate Recognition

11.09.2015 - Simpson 'Strike Team' Aids in Clearlake Fire Cleanup

09.23.2015 - Simpson ‘Strike Teams’ Receive Community Partner Award

09.16.2015 - Simpson Students Prepare for 11th ‘Day of Service’

04.17.2015 - Simpson Hosts Spring Student Scholarship Banquet

09.17.2014 - Simpson Students Prepare for 10th ‘Day of Service’

09.21.2013 - Simpson Students Pitch In for Annual 'Day of Service'

09.18.2013 - Simpson Students Prepare for Ninth ‘Day of Service’

09.21.2012 - Simpson Students to Embark on Eighth Day of Service

Strike Teams in Action


Contact Us

If you have a strike team need or know of someone with a need, call (530) 710-8326 or email