Volunteer of the week

Mar. 09, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

Volunteer of the Week

MHAworks

Creative Food Drive/Housing for New Hope

1 year

Architecture and planning firm MHAworks started the Creative Food Drive to address hunger in Durham. On Sept. 12, 17 teams composed of business, churches and community organizations competed to design and build creative sculptures out of donated non-perishable food items. The event raised awareness and educated residents about the needs of the Durham community.

The sculptures were impressive, but even more so was the amount of food donated. The food donations assisted clients of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and Housing for New Hope.

MHAworks’ “immense contributions to this event demonstrate that they believe the effects of the event are greater than the sum of all the time and effort they volunteered … and that they are truly volunteering for the good of the community,” wrote Melissa Hartzell, Housing for New Hope development director. Thanks to MHAworks for its generosity, hard work and community commitment.