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12-16-2010


UC’s Mountain Outreach receives food donation from Feed the Children

 


Mountain Outreach students Alex Grey and Nic Irvin unload food donated by Feed the Children.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – UC students and Mountain Outreach volunteers received food from relief organization Feed the Children on Friday, Dec. 10. Cereal, bottled water, salad dressing and Twix bars filled a semi-trailer and came neatly wrapped on 24 skids. The food items were distributed evenly among the 197 families who were registered for the Mountain Outreach Gift Day.

Walbert Trucking, Inc., of Glasgow, Ky., donated the truck and trailer and the driver’s time to haul the donation from Nashville, Tenn., to Williamsburg. Transportation was arranged by Jerry Thomas of Coral Hill Baptist Church in Glasgow, Ky.

Mountain Outreach is a University of the Cumberlands ministry, with students and volunteers building more than 130 homes and making repairs and renovations to hundreds more for 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 or churches might help 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.

Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla., that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster.