ATHENS, W.Va. – Representatives of Concord University’s Department of Business spent a recent evening volunteering in the community. On Dec. 3, 2019, the group prepared and served a meal at Amy’s House of Hope, reaching out to dozens of individuals in need in the process.
Located in Princeton, W.Va., Amy’s House of Hope is part of the non-profit Warm A Heart, Give A Bed. Hot meals are served there three times a week for low-income individuals and people experiencing homelessness.
The organization also provides sleeping bags, non-perishable foods and hygiene products.
Lucinda Gonderman, academic program associate, said Concord’s Department of Business participates in a service project each year and decided to assist Amy’s House of Hope for 2019. The volunteers prepared a variety of dishes for a traditional holiday meal, enough to feed 100 people.
“We served around 97 meals that night altogether. We fed 40 people in-house and created more takeout trays for others.”Lucinda Gonderman
Additional meals were delivered by Fred Kinder, board chairman of Warm A Heart, Give A Bed, to area people experiencing homelessness, she explained.
“Faculty, staff, and students of the department choose to support a local charity during this holiday season to embrace Concord’s commitment to service. While it was only one evening, those who helped serve were touched by the stories of the people who depend on Amy’s House of Hope. We plan to make this an annual tradition.”Dr. Susan Robinett, Department Chair
“Lucinda did a great job organizing the event,” Robinett said. “We appreciate all the volunteers who helped that evening.”
“We have many people in the United States in need and homeless, not just during the holidays, but all year long. It starts with one person, one community, so if we start giving back, department by department, we may be able to give some hope to those that have none.”Lucinda Gonderman
For additional information about Amy’s House of Hope and Warm A Heart, Give A Bed, please call 304-487-3489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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