Celebrating Our Founders Day 2014
On a cold February Saturday morning, almost 400 members of the Ferrum College community, including students, faculty, staff, local church groups, and neighbors, came together to celebrate the visionary leaders who founded the school and inspired the motto by which we live: “Not Self, But Others.”
Not only was it a day of celebration and service, it was, in fact, the seventh annual Stop Hunger Now community volunteer meal packaging project. Church congregations of all denominations, service clubs, scout troops, and individuals joined with those on campus for the undertaking. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.
This year’s goal to package 50,000 nutritious meals at the Ferrum YMCA was exceeded, and a total of 55,600 meals were packaged in just under two hours. Prior to the packaging event volunteers took part in a Celebrating Our Founders worship service in Vaughn Chapel, and immediately following the meal packaging, enjoyed an informal soup supper in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall.