NAACP Students Pioneer Thanksgiving Service

BY CHARLEI BAYLOR

Staff Writer

Just under 50 Salisbury University students joined together for SU’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as it held its second annual “It’s Time to Give Back” event early on Nov. 21.

Members of NAACP worked with other organizations like the Gospel Choir and Student United Way to give back to the community this holiday season. Together, students packed over 180 lunch bags filled with sandwiches, fruits, chips and drinks for less fortunate community members.

After many boxes were filled, students personally distributed the lunches to neighboring shelters including Halo Christian Center, Life Crisis Center, Christian Shelter and Village of Hope.

This year, the production increased more than five percent from last year.

“We hope to continue this event in the coming years and help the community of Salisbury,” NAACP President Alexis Lee said. “It was a beautiful thing to see everyone come together and the smiling faces of those who were served was fulfilling. Often times, being college students, we feel like we’re in a constant struggle but seeing those who really need help was a humbling experience.”

NAACP hopes to continue to build relationships with and serve the greater Salisbury community.

Next semester, they will be hosting NAACP Week in February and announcing additional service events.

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