Environmental Factor, January 2005, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Holiday Giving: DRCPT in the Community
Member of the Division of Research Coordination, Planning, and Translation did their part to give back to the community during the holiday season by helping out at the Durham Rescue Mission on Dec. 23. DRCPT staffers were among the group of volunteers handing out toys to needy children.
The Durham Rescue Mission hosts several events each year for needy families. DRCPT Director Allen Dearry introduced the idea earlier this year. DRCPT also worked during a similar event at Easter.
Needy families who came to the Mission received gifts for each child, donated clothing, a food basket and a hot meal. DRCPT staffers at the toy distribution center helped distribute two truck loads of donated toys.
The event was covered in the local media, including Durham's Herald-Sun, WB22 TV, and WRAL TV. More than 1700 people received assistance, with help from 429 volunteers.