RCC wraps up anniversary project

Feb. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Randolph Community College’s faculty, staff and students logged a total of 1,817.75 hours of volunteer time in the school’s 50 Minutes for 50 Years Volunteer Action Project during 2012. The purpose of the project was to increase outreach and give back to the community during RCC’s 50th anniversary year.
RCC faculty, staff members and students were asked to donate at least 50 minutes in service to nonprofit community organizations. A special list of volunteer opportunities was kept on the anniversary website during the year, with information supplied by the Volunteer Center of Randolph County. RCC’s volunteer hours were tracked and reported, and individual volunteer efforts were featured on the website and in RCC’s in-house newsletter each month throughout the year.
Several of the Randolph County organizations benefiting from the volunteer project included Boy Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Randolph Youth Theatre, Cross Road Retirement Assisted Living, Victory Junction Gang Camp, Randolph County Family Crisis Center, Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County, Randolph County Public Library, American Red Cross, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Christians United Outreach Center, and several Asheboro and Randolph county public schools.
In March, a team of four volunteers from the RCC Library went to help the Cedar Falls Historical Society with work at the Cedar Falls Chapel. Donna Windish, Elizabeth Vidrine, Pam Pollard and Arlene Phillips spent time wiping down and cleaning the old cedar paneling in the 1844 Baptist Church.
“It was really cool to see the inside of a church built in 1844,” Vidrine said. “While there, we got to take a look at some other important historical artifacts. We also got to take a look into the attic of the one-of-a-kind architecture of the church.”
RCC faculty members Waymon Martin, Melissa Earliwine and Clark Adams, all advisers for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, volunteered, along with some PTK members and RCC business students at a Habitat for Humanity home in September.
“Habitat for Humanity provides an awesome experience for people from all walks of life to work together towards a common goal,” Adams said. “There is no greater feeling than working to provide others with a home that they can call their own.”
A complete list of the volunteer hours and a wrap-up is posted at: www.randolph.edu/anniversary/service.php