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12-05-2011


CSC Donates to Mountain Outreach

 


Williamsburg, Ky.– On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, employees of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Williamsburg presented a gift of a little more than $5,300 to Marc Hensley, director of Mountain Outreach (MO), a student-led service organization of University of the Cumberlands (UC). The money was used to purchase toys and gifts for the families who were registered for MO’s annual Gift Day on Saturday, Dec. 10.

CSC employees raised the money for Gift Day through various fund-raisers, including different events like a bake sale, spaghetti dinner, raffles, candy grams, among other things. “We keep doing this year after year to make a difference in children’s lives,” says Gayle Troxell, CSC Facility Manager. “People at the company are very passionate and want to make a difference.”

“Gift Day would not be possible without donations like these,” Hensley said as he accepted the money from CSC employees, “and we can’t thank you enough. This is local people, helping other local people, and it shows they are concerned about the community in which they all live in.”

Mountain Outreach is a University of the Cumberlands construction ministry, with students and volunteers completing 135 homes and making repairs and renovations to hundreds more in the last 27 years. The organization has sponsored Gift Day for more than a decade, providing Christmas gifts for children of needy families in the area.

Inquiries about Gift Day and how individuals, businesses or churches might help in the future can be directed to the Mountain Outreach office at (800) 343-1609, extension 4346, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company with numerous locations. Its mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

Mountain Outreach has been nationally recognized for its work several times: the Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty selected it as one of ten charities to receive the Samaritan Award; USA Today noted the program in its 1996 “Make a Difference Day” competition; and President George H. Bush honored Mountain Outreach as his 220th Daily Point of Light.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.