At the heart of RCMA is a dedication to service, and one of our favorite traditions at Emerge is volunteering to enter the community and partner with local non-profits to assist the vulnerable and marginalized.
Greensboro was no exception. The RCMA family was proud to join the great work being done by several organizations dedicated to repairing and restoring the city and people of Greensboro. Here are a few stories from our Tuesday morning as we learned more about this wonderful community and the people they serve.
Out of the Garden Project
Starting onsite in the Sheraton Grandover room was the Out of the Garden Project, which fights childhood hunger by packing food for kids to
take home from school.
You can learn more about the work they do at outofthegardenproject.org or follow them on Twitter @ootgp or Instagram @outofthegardenproject.
The Servant Center
Another group of Emerge attendees spent time at The Servant Center, where their mission is to “empower the homeless and disabled, particularly veterans, to become independent, contributing members of our community through housing, healthcare and restorative services.” It was incredible to witness the process of making soap for the residents as a simple but important way to care for them.
“It was wonderful to be a part of the Tuesday Morning Service Project at Emerge 2019,” said RCMA board member Kurt Kjellstrom. “I love being able to do something special with an organization that is doing so much already in their community. Thank you RCMA for letting us planners and suppliers give back during our time in Greensboro.”
To learn more about the work done at The Servant Center, you can visit theservantcenter.org or follow them on Twitter @theservantctr and Instagram @TheServantCenter.
Greensboro Urban Ministry
The dedicated staff of Greensboro Urban Ministry welcomed Emerge 2019 with opportunities to serve in the food pantry and kitchen. It was incredible to witness the generosity of the Greensboro community first hand! There were huge amounts of canned and boxed goods, and everyone on the staff was filled with generosity and kindness.
Everyone had a role, whether it was sorting through food that had already been donated or getting a chance to distribute meals to the residents in the kitchen.
We’d like to thank each of these organizations for allowing us the chance to participate in the great work they’re doing to serve the Greensboro community. And thanks to the Greensboro CVB for helping us to schedule time to meet with these generous people.