Find out what’s happening at Religious Community Services (RCS)!

Laura Johnson and Michael McMillian

Laura Johnson recently sat down with Michael McMillian, Executive Director of Religious Community Services (RCS) to find out about their latest happenings. Listen to the interview that airs on WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM:

Mike was grateful for the ton (2,000 lbs) of sugar and financial donations collected by the Tryon Civitan Club during their annual Sugar Drive.

He was also thankful for the food and monetary donations collected during Thea’s Ideas Christmas in July. He mentioned, “We suffer a real need at that time of year”, so the donations came during a time of need.

He was happy to announce that the Tryon Civitan Club will be holding their Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in September.

RCS is also partnering with other agencies during the Annual Crop Walk at Union Point Park on October 7, 2012. Mike said, “It’s a 5K walk targeted to trying to alleviate hunger throughout the world. The motto is “we walk so they don’t have to referring to the long trek that many folks need to make to get water for daily sustenance. 75% of the proceeds raised are distributed through World Church Services to a needy country and 25% will stay locally to address hunger needs here and RCS is the designated recipient”.

Mike also told us that RCS will have a booth during the 31st Annual MUMFEST to spread awareness and “let folks know who we are; what we do; who we serve; and what our needs are.

I will never forget my first visit to RCS. They have a soup kitchen where numerous community groups volunteer their time to feed the hungry. They also have a shelter, food pantry, and warehouse with household items to help those less fortunate. Every time I visit, I walk away with a new perspective on life, as I’m very lucky to have basic necessities in life that others may only dream about. Like a vehicle, a house, steady income, good quality of life, and much more that we take for granted!

Find out how you can make a difference by calling 252-633-2767, visit them at 919 George Street, or check out their website!

Special thanks to Michael McMillian for telling us about the latest happenings at RCS!

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