Celebrating our Founders Day at Ferrum

Ferrum College is pleased to announce the first “Celebrating Our Founders Day” in conjunction with its annual “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging effort.

Saturday, February 8, 2012  |  Ferrum College

 Stop Hunger Now

Worship Service
Vaughn Chapel  |  9:00amStop Hunger Now Donation

 

Packaging for the Stop Hunger Now ProjectStop Hunger Now Registration
Ferrum College YMCA Facility  |  10:00am – Noon
 
Soup Supper for Volunteers
YMCA Facility  |  Noon 

 

Ferrum College is pleased to announce the first “Celebrating Our Founders Day” event on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, which will include its annual Stop Hunger Now community-wide volunteer meal packaging effort. This will be the seventh year when churches of all denominations, community groups such as service clubs and scout troops, and Ferrum students, faculty and staff come together at the College to help alleviate worldwide hunger in a tangible way.

This year’s goal is to package 50,000 nutritious meals in two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the campus YMCA. The volunteers are also invited to take part in a service of worship and song at 9 a.m. in the College’s Vaughn Chapel, and enjoy an informal “Soup Supper” at the YMCA immediately following the meal packaging. 

Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that distributes food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries worldwide. Troy Henderson, Stop Hunger Now program manager in Lynchburg, thanked the February 8 volunteers in advance for their upcoming work and generosity. “Stop Hunger Now has had the great privilege of working with Ferrum College students, faculty, staff and local church and community groups over the past years,” he said. “Their hard work and generosity has given sustenance and hope to thousands of children around the world.” Henderson noted that this year’s meals are likely to go to schools in Haiti or Africa where the need is great and every packaged meal helps save lives and offers hope for the future. 

Volunteers and anyone wishing to donate by credit card can register by visiting the Stop Hunger Now web site link below, and following the instructions: at Stop Hunger Now.

The brief, inspirational video that can be viewed on the site helps convey far more than words the tremendous, worldwide importance of generous donations and local volunteerism to this effort. 

Donations may also be made by sending a check made out to “Stop Hunger Now” to Ferrum College in care of Mr. Rol Walters, 445 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum, Va. 24088. 

For additional information, please email rwalters@ferrum.edu or call 540-365-4267.