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04/03/14
Arbor Acres Residents Raise $25,711.00 For Crisis Control Ministries

Residents of Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community raised $25,711.00 and donated 1,435 non-perishable food items for Winston-Salem based Crisis Control Ministries.     

For the third year in a row, the Arbor Acres Resident Council designated March as Hunger Awareness Month. Events included a friendly food drive competition between neighborhoods and apartment buildings within Arbor Acres, a collection of monetary donations, and a “Restaurant Crawl” in which residents paid to sample specialty dishes from numerous area restaurants. 

The “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” campaign was chaired by Arbor Acres resident Dr. Charles Duckett. “It took a lot of effort, but there’s a lot of generosity and we are grateful for that generosity from both our residents and our friends outside Arbor Acres,” said Dr. Duckett.

Crisis Control Ministries estimates more than 4,000 people will benefit from the donations.  The money raised equates to about half of Crisis Control’s annual food pantry budget which is used to purchase perishable items like chicken, milk, eggs and cheese.

Corey Miller, Crisis Control Director of Philanthropy, said “Crisis Control is thrilled with the amazing generosity of Arbor Acres residents. We are truly grateful for the support.”