In December, Northeast Alabama Community College teamed up with Human Resources from DeKalb County in helping those in need. Northeast recently collected numerous gifts and food items for 10 children in the surrounding area. Coordinated by the NACC Student Government Association, many organizations joined to give back to the community and make this Christmas a brighter season for each of these families. In addition to the presents bought for these families, a canned food drive yielded a record 3,827 food items to be given to the Flat Rock Community Center and another food bank run by Dutton Baptist Church.
Student Government Association Sponsor, Joan Reeves, commented on the event saying, “Christmas is that time of year that we stop and think of all of our blessings and want to share with others. I am so proud of the students at NACC who have so generously given of their time and money to ensure that others have a special Christmas. The success of this event is due to the hard work of NACC students, faculty, and staff. This Christmas was a much happier one for many families in our service area.”
The project was coordinated by a committee appointed by the Student Government Association (SGA) and was chaired by SGA President, Lacee Kirk. Organizations at NACC who participated in this effort were Phi Theta Kappa (Sponsor, Olivia Dodd), Sigma Kappa Delta (Sponsors, Joan Reeves, Jeff Hawes, and Jody Ragsdale), Campus Christian Ministries (Sponsor, Sherri Whitten), Mu Alpha Theta (Sponsors, Adam Niblett, Milah Breland, John Camp, and Thomas Frost), Presidential Hosts (Sponsor, Andrea Wheeler), and SGA (Sponsor, Joan Reeves) as well as individual students, faculty, and staff. Without the donations from these organizations, the Student Government would not have been able to make this such a special Christmas for so many people.
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