At the beginning of the school year, the Emory & Henry Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) made a commitment to help the community. This promise became a holiday wish-come-true for many families in need around the region.
Student athletes and members of the E&H community collected 567 pounds of food for the Feeding America program in Abingdon, Va.
The SAAC challenged each student-athlete to donate at least two cans of food. The food items were collected at several boxes placed around the college campus over the first few weeks of November.
“As members of not only Emory and Henry but also Washington County, we thought this would be a great way to help out during the holiday season while spreading the word about Emory and Henry and the SAAC,” said member Samantha Lucado.
In continuing with that promise from the beginning of the year, the SAAC plans to contribute even more to the community. For its next project the group will help construct a Habitat for Humanity home in Glade Spring, Va.