Number of Participants: 13
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $439
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: December 12, 2014
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
WASHINGTON, DC- The University of the District of Columbia women’s lacrosse team helped out at the DC Central Kitchen on Friday, December 5th. This was the third time this year that the team has served at the DC Central Kitchen as part of a yearlong initiative by the team.
The DC Central Kitchen prepares 5,000 meals daily that it then distributes to homeless shelters, transitional homes, and other nonprofit organizations across the city. The organization also provides culinary job training to unemployed men and women in the city who want to break into a new career.
On their most recent visit to the DC Central Kitchen, thirteen Firebirds cut tomatoes, cracked eggs, and helped prepare meals for homeless shelters in the community for over three hours. The women’s lacrosse team has kept busy during the off-season by completing many different community service outings. Their trip to the DC Central Food Kitchen was the team’s fifth community service activity of the semester.
For head coach Melynda Brown, serving the community as a team is a great way to give back to the community while also helping bring the team together.
“It is really important for us to take the time to help others in our community. The team really enjoys giving back and they get a lot out of it. These outings also help the them come together and build some chemistry off the field” commented Brown.
UDC is a member of the Long Island Based East Coast Conference.