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Bristow Academy Delivers Holiday Meals to Local Families

November 25, 2013

Bristow Academy staff and students in New Iberia, Louisiana, partnered this month to create and deliver 15 Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need.

With the support of the nonprofit organization, The Council of Aging (COA), Bristow Academy identified local families that were unlikely to have the means to enjoy a warm Thanksgiving Day meal this year. Throughout the month of November, employees and students donated both their time and their money to collecting non-perishable food items.

“The students stepped in to volunteer and were very instrumental in making this event a success. This task would not have been successful without their help and generosity,” says Administrative Assistant Mary Decuir.

“I’m so proud to work with employees who genuinely care about the community and whose actions demonstrate a desire to make a positive contribution.”

On November 22, after all of the food was collected and the baskets were neatly wrapped, Mary personally delivered the items to each of the 15 families. “The COA insisted that I join them in delivering the baskets, they wanted me to experience firsthand the joy that these were going to bring to each family. It was an emotionally charged day filled with many tears of happiness,” Decuir says.

HR Manager Heather Jehnes, says the event demonstrates the goodwill of the Academy team. “This is a great display of Academy teamwork and spirit. I’m so proud to work with employees who genuinely care about the community and whose actions demonstrate a desire to make a positive contribution.”