“I ’m so proud of how Region 5 [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee] took service projects and ran with them,” said Jude Crowell, Region 5 regional executive. “The fact that we leave communities better than we found them is what leadership is all about.”
Bridget Cutchen, Georgia Chapter president, explained this year’s member service projects:
In May, worked with the Greene County Food Pantry in Greensboro, Georgia to serve families in need.
In July, worked with MedShare to service people internationally and provide clinics in the metro Atlanta area.
Worked with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Food Bank in Savannah. More than 30 people packed 756 boxes of food. The food bank’s mobile food pantry will serve 12,600 meals in one week.
At least 25 Chapter members will help Open Hand Atlanta to prepare, pack and deliver nearly 5,000 healthy meals throughout metro-Atlanta on Dec. 13.
“I am so proud of the successful community outreach the Florida Chapter has completed including multiple service projects raising money for children’s summer lunches, collecting nonperishable goods for the relief of Bahamas Hurricane victims, raising money for #BahamasStrong, putting together first aid packets for the Florida Literacy Council and later this month serving Tampa’s Food Pantry,” said Cheryl Spanier, Florida Chapter president.
“Our Chapter recently held three service projects at our Fall Institute in Gatlinburg,” said Tina Minnick, Tennessee Chapter president. “A blood drive to save lives, The Crayon Initiative to save our planet and put smiles on children’s faces and our own rained-out golf tournament where golfers allowed us to contribute their donations toward our Gloria Adams scholarship fund.