Mountain Outreach partners with the B Squad Project to build the beds for a Christmastime campaign called Gutsy Gunner's Sweet Dreams, named in honor of Gunner Bowlin, a local boy with Hirschsprung’s disease.
About 250 low-income veterans received 70 pounds of food each in the Soldiers' Angels project spearheaded by Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winner Dr. Sarah Imam.
When a group of homeless people received $7,500 each in a New Leaf Project study, they spent it wisely and even saved some money.
Kana Webb, a sophomore from Lake Charles, Louisiana, collected more than $1,500 worth of supplies in a campus-wide drive.
Specialist Charles Hoffmann's two-week mission to feed children in underserved communities ended up lasting two months as he also collected and distributed about 2,000 free books for kids in Horry County, S.C.
Zink said choosing to raise funds for Appalachian Outreach was a no-brainer after he saw how much the ministry has helped people around the region, especially during the pandemic.
The athletic department at the University of the Cumberlands spearheaded the drive, collecting more than 15 board games for kids living in Ryan's Place in Barbourville, Ky.
The Cecil Day Family Center for International Groundwater Innovation, which will serve water-poor communities in developing countries, was seeded with a seven-figure gift from Mercer alumna Deen Day Sanders.
The ‘Invisible Front Lines’: How Brenau University Helps Unseen and Forgotten Populations Survive the Pandemic
With some shelters closed down and services reduced, the current climate has particularly impacted low-income, inadequately housed and homeless populations and those struggling with mental illness.
Launched as a youth-led grassroots campaign, Feed the Front Line Charlotte is modeled on similar initiatives helping both healthcare workers and local restaurants in several cities around the U.S.