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02-11-2013


Zenon C.R. Hansen Foundation Donates to UC’s Mountain Outreach

Williamsburg, Ky. - On December 13, 2013, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) humbly and gratefully accepted a generous donation of $1,500.00 from the Zenon C.R. Hansen Foundation. With their help, the Mountain Outreach program can continue to honor their promise in assisting those in need who live in the community which surrounds UC’s beautiful campus.

“It is our pleasure to participate in your Mountain Outreach Program and to help the students provide the necessary assistance to those in need,” insisted Foundation Director, Vivienne A. Benoit.

Ms. Benoit was amazed at the all the selfless acts of kindness that the UC and Mountain Outreach volunteers continue to provide around the community. “High five to everyone! Wow! One hundred and forty-one homes built since the program began in 1982. Plus, this past summer, MO constructed three homes and completed around 30 additional projects. Job well done!”

The uplifting support that Mountain Outreach has received from the Zenon C.R. Hansen Foundation is phenomenal and reminds one of how great God’s love is and how His glory shines through others. University of the Cumberlands and the Mountain Outreach program will continue to thrive and help people who are willing to help themselves. Donations, such as these encourage and inspire others to lend a helping hand and give a gift that will truly last a lifetime.

Mountain Outreach has been nationally recognized for its work: The Acton 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 “Make a Difference Day” competition; President George H. Bush honored Mountain Outreach as his 220th Daily Point of Light; University of the Cumberlands is ranked as one of the top schools by Washington Monthly because of the service its students provide to the community; and the University continues to be placed on the President’s “Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll” in recognition of our students’ commitment to community service. This is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for dedication to community-based service projects.

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; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.