KRA Staff and Students Lend Helping Hands

On March 29, 30, and 31, 2011, KRA Career Agent, Pat Davis, and five Georgetown Out-of-School Program participants volunteered at Friendship Place by preparing beverages, serving lunch, and assisting visitors with seating and other courtesy services. Friendship Place staff and volunteers work tirelessly to meet the needs of the economically disadvantaged population in the community. Since 2000, the organization has fulfilled its mission “to provide a hand-up for people to meet their basic needs” by feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, assisting the unemployed and under-employed with job training, and providing transportation to free medical clinics. Through donations and other financial support, Friendship Place has been able to serve more than 20,000 meals and shelter more than 25 families annually, as well as keep their free shuttle service up-and-running. Learning a valuable life lesson during their 3 days of service, the students plan to volunteer in and around their own local communities after such a positive and rewarding experience.