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12-08-2009


University of the Cumberlands’ Mountain Outreach Receives Gift from CSC Employees

 


Gayle Troxell, representing the employees of CSC, presents a gift of $4,450 to Marc Hensley, director of U of C’s Mountain Outreach Program. Pictured on left is Chris Tucker, graduate assistant for Mountain Outreach.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Thursday, December 3, employees of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) presented a gift of $4,450 to Marc Hensley, director of Mountain Outreach (MO), a student-led service organization of University of the Cumberlands. The money will be used to purchase toys and gifts for the 183 families, representing more than 400 children, registered for MO’s annual gift day on December 5. The employees used a variety of fun events to raise the money, and they collected coats, clothing toys and food, which MO will also distribute on Gift Day.

“Our people wanted to do this for the children of Whitley County, and they worked hard to raise this money, but they had fun, too,” said Gayle Troxell, project site manager for CSC, Williamsburg.

 


CSC employee Bobby Rush helps Kyla Fitzgerald, a Mountain Outreach student, to load some of the many boxes of toys, food and clothing provided by the employees of CSC for distribution on Gift Day.

Marc Hensley, MO director, commented that the current economic situation has increased registration for Gift Day, and there has been concern that there might not be enough gifts.

“We can’t thank you enough,” stated Hensley. “You have exceeded our expectations, and you can be assured of one thing – everything will go to local families, right here around Williamsburg. Through your generosity, you are helping your own neighbors.”

As Hensley spoke, there were smiles and nods all around the room as the supervisors who represented approximately 300 employees listened to Hensley’s expressions of gratitude.

Mountain Outreach is basically a building ministry, and in 26 years, students and volunteers have built 132 homes, made repairs and renovation to hundreds of others and built dozens of wheelchair ramps. Since winter limits such projects, the students created Gift Day to help needy families provide a loving, happy Christmas for their children. In addition to the gifts, food and toys given on Gift Day, MO provides coats, clothing, household items and personal hygiene items throughout the year. The group also holds a Kids’ Gift Day so that children can choose gifts for their parents. Everything is free to qualifying participants.

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.