Volunteering with ABCCM

By May 14, 2012Service Projects

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to participate in Keller Williams’ Red Day – a day of service for over 80,000 Keller Williams associates across the country! It was amazing to work alongside Veterans, professional kitchen staff, and the volunteer crew. The Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) operates several facilities in the area and I was posted at the Veteran’s Restoration Quarters. They provide housing and meals for over 240 homeless Veterans while offering the opportunity for off-site jobs, education through AB-Tech, and mandatory on-site service for anyone not employed or going to school. The attitude of the kitchen crew was positive and energized, and it was cool to overhear the education on-site Culinary Arts students received in their certificate program. More humbling was the attitude of the 125-150 Veterans who came through the meal line: thankful, kind, proud, hopeful. This is one of the many service opportunities that Alex and I will offer to Blue Ridge Treks participants each month. Check out their website for ongoing needs – http://www.abccm.org/ministries/veterans. We look forward to sharing this journey of service with you.