October 21, 2016
The School of Accountancy’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Club held a service day October 21 at the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Twenty-one students attended the day of service.
“Volunteering with the Montgomery Area Food Bank was such a rewarding experience for me,” said Sara Hogue, BAP and Accounting Club member. “As students, it’s often difficult to find the time to volunteer and give back to our community, but this service project enabled Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Club members to make a big impact in just a few short hours. When we walked in and saw the amount of work that needed to be done, I didn’t think we would have time to finish. However, once we all got used to the unexpectedly complicated food-sorting process, we were able to work together to quickly complete the task. As we were leaving, the Food Bank employees and regular volunteers expressed how much they appreciated our help. We spend so much time in school bettering ourselves, so it was rewarding to take time to do something for the better of those less fortunate.”
The Accounting Club is very active and holds at least one service project each year — most years, more. Past projects have included partnering with local agencies and collecting shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.