Christy Morgan (Field Hockey) and Pat Tomlinson (Student-Athlete Services) stock the shelves at the Children's Home.
May 22, 2013
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WFUSports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest Athletic Department participated in its third annual Day of Service on Tuesday, May 21, at various locations around Winston-Salem.
Demon Deacon coaches and staff volunteered with six different charities in the city, including the Bethesda Center for the Homeless, The Children's Home, Crisis Control Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Bethesda Center for the Homeless
Deacon staffers volunteered at the Bethesda Center by helping to clean the dormitories and to organize the center's supply room. Notable participants in this group included assistant men's basketball coach Jeff Battle, Assistant AD for Football Bill Faircloth and cross country coach Brad Hunt.
The Children's Home
The Deacons split into two groups at The Children's Home with one group working inside and the other outside. The outside group improved the curb appeal of one of the Children's Home's cottages. They pulled weeds, cleared vines and trimmed the bushes. The inside group worked in the Clothing Center at The Children's Home. This is where the children go to "shop" for clothing, bedding and personal items. Everything is brand new, mostly donated by Hanes, and is theirs to keep when they leave The Children's Home. The Wake Forest staffers painted a hallway and sorted and organized toiletries, clothing and shoes. Notable participants in this group included Associate AD Barry Faircloth, Director of Basketball Operations Jeff Nix and assistant field hockey coach Christy Morgan.
Crisis Control Ministry
The Deacons helped the Crisis Control Ministry by sorting through a trailer-full of food that was donated at the Dixie Classic Fair. Notable participants in this group included Director of Athletics Ron Wellman and head field hockey coach Jennifer Averill.
Habitat for Humanity
A group of 20 from the athletic department put in four hours of work on a house for Habitat for Humanity. In a community near Wake Forest, the group helped assemble part of the roof of a house. First, the group nailed and prepared some of the framework that would be attached to the front and back of the house and then began sheathing the roof. Also, the group helped saw part of the boards, arrange the scaffolding along with general assistance at the job site. Notable participants in this group included head women's basketball coach Jen Hoover and Associate AD Dwight Lewis.
Ronald McDonald House
The Deacons cleaned rooms, did laundry and stocked food pantry shelves while volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Winston-Salem. The staffers also delivered food to Brenner Children's Hospital on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House. Notable participants in this group included Associate AD Barbara Walker and assistant women's soccer coach Mike Calabretta and assistant men's soccer coach Dane Brenner.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Deacon staffers split into three groups to help at the Second Harvest Food Bank, which services all of Northwest North Carolina. One group spent the morning inspecting and re-packaging eggs, another group sorted frozen meat and the third group checked expiration dates on donated food and organized the items into boxes. Notable participants in this group included head baseball coach Tom Walter, head volleyball coach Ken Murczek and former Deacon football standout Tristan Dorty.