Monthly Archives: May 2017

YOU GIVE MEALS + HYGIENE ITEMS TO LOCAL TEENS

May 25, 2017

In her 17 years serving at Hephzibah Middle School, Octavia Randolph has gained deep insight into the needs of her community’s kids. One consistent need is hunger. “I would notice kids in the cafeteria asking for food from another kid’s plate, and bringing food home,” she says; “I knew they were hungry.” So when Ms. […]

How You Helped David Find a New Start

May 25, 2017

When David moved to Aiken, he was excited to make a new start. Originally from Michigan, he was having difficulty finding steady work there. When offered the opportunity to work with a clean-up crew repairing hurricane damage in South Carolina, he took the leap and moved across the country. When hurricane clean-up ended, David began […]

First Grader’s Birthday Food Drive Raises 1,900 Meals

May 25, 2017

When Rachel Wilson asked her son Brooks what he wanted for his 7th birthday, she was surprised by his reply: “I want a bike, but you don’t need a bike to live…you need food and water to live, and some kids don’t have food and water.” Brooks was thinking of kids like him who were […]

NALC Food Drive Uplifts Volunteers, Feeds Local Families

May 25, 2017

Laura Tempia was looking for a way to reach out to those in need when she first heard about the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Originally from Massachusetts, she relocated to North Augusta several years ago. “I wanted to step out of my fast-paced life and do something for a […]

From Travis’ Desk: You Give Relief from the “Heat of Hunger”

May 25, 2017

Dear Friends, Most of us look forward to the summer time, and filling it with vacations, family reunions, barbeques, swimming pools and outdoor sports with the kids. God’s creation seems to invite us into His stretched-out arms to run and play: in other words, to be His children! The intensity of the other nine months […]