Alumni, you helped Albion Rock the D!
Alumni, family and friends participated in these service projects throughout Metro Detroit on September 18, 2010.
Forgotten Harvest – Prepared meal kits for individuals and families in need. Volunteers packed close to 10,000 meals. Forgotten Harvest is a food rescue organization that collects surplus, prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and others. This year Forgotten Harvest is on track to rescue 19.5 Million pounds of food for the hungry throughout metropolitan Detroit.
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy – Volunteers built a bridge connecting the parking area to the nature trails. A commemorative sign marking the occasion of Albion's 175th will remain as a permanent remembrance of the day's activities. Kimball Sanctuary is located near downtown Clarkston directly adjacent to I-75. North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy protects over 1,100 acres of natural land located in northern Oakland County which is also where the headwaters of Michigan's four larges rivers originate (Flint, Clinton, Huron and Shiawassee.)
- Turning Point – Helped sort and shelve donations to the organization's re-sale shop, Second Hand Rose. Turning Point is Macomb County's only organization providing services to those who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Turning Point provides emergency shelter services as well as counseling, support and advocacy. The Second Hand Rose Resale Shop was voted "Best" in Macomb County.
Cass Community Social Services – Helped with food service, recycling and energy production and light construction. Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to fighting poverty and creating opportunity for the most needy and underserved. Programs offered by CCSS include a Homeless Drop In Center, Transitional Housing, Safe Haven, Warming Center for Women and Children, Soup Kitchen, Health Services and much more. Rev. Faith Fowler provides leadership for CCSS and is herself, an Albion Alum – Class of 1982.
Gleaners – Helped pack food boxes, sort food collected from food drives, pull agency orders for delivery, pack backpacks for school programs, assist with mailings and pick up food from food drives. Gleaners is one of the oldest food banks in the United States with a mission to turn plus food, which otherwise would go to waste, into millions of nutritious meals for hungry people in southeastern Michigan.
A special thanks to the "Albion Rocks the D!" committee
Virginia Fallis '84, Chairperson
|Eric Backman '08
||Ric Huttenlocher '81
||Molly Ann Swart '82
|Faith Fowler '81
||David Neilson '66
||Hank Wineman '92
|Laura Gononian '86
||Rick Neumann '67
|Chuck Hammond '75
||Jeff Plachta '87
Mark Baczewski, Director of Alumni Engagement
Sue VanWassenhove, Associate Vice President for Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement