Past President Kyra Morris presented RCCF grant checks to four local organizations – Crisis Ministries, Communities in Schools, Dee Norton Children’s Center, and East Cooper Meals on Wheels.
Anne Jackson and Amy Zeigler accepted the check for Crisis Ministries. Our donation will be used to fund new tires for the Food Rescue Truck. This truck is used to gather 125,000 pounds of food each year for use in more than 200,000 meals served to those living in the Family Center, Men’s Shelter, and anyone who is hungry through lunch service at the Crisis Ministries Soup Kitchen.
Communities in Schools was represented by Cathy Werner and Katrina Wright, who accepted a check to cover the cost of sending 20-25 high school students on a college tour in Charlotte, NC in January. The purpose of the trip is to motivate and reward the students and open their eyes to the opportunities that exist beyond high school.
On behalf of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Beverly Hutchinson accepted at check to be used to purchase computer equipment, soft-ware and installation support services to wirelessly track the services Dee Nor-ton’s staff provide in a web-based client database. An estimated 1,300 cases will be handled through this system in the next year. By implementing the new sys-tem, Dee Norton staff and multi-disciplinary team partners will have current information on each client and be able to analyze trends in child abuse to direct resources toward emerging needs.
George Roberts represented East Cooper Meals on Wheels and accepted a check to be used to replace 45 re-usable insulated containers and 45 heat or ice packs to fit those containers to carry food to 285 seniors East of the Cooper River. The recipients of these meals get food and conversation, often the only conversation they have all day.
We congratulate and applaud all of these organizations for all they do to help those in need in our community.
Photos by Fred Sales