VSU students step up to the plate
Students invited to Hope Center to help serve food to area residents
PETERSBURG — The Downtown Churches United and the Hope Center have invited members of the Virginia State University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to serve food to area residents in celebration of Thanksgiving. The students will be serving the donated food with the ladies of the Petersburg chapter of the Eastern Star, today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The students will also be learning the basic principles of strategic planning, coordinating and marketing of an event while supporting Petersburg residents who are looking for a balanced meal. The VSU public relations students have a burning desire to learn the practical execution of public relations projects to satisfy their academic requirements while providing a valuable service to the community.
Downtown Churches United is a union of faith based communities and other human service organizations responding to the needs of Petersburg’s most marginalized citizens.
“This will be a humbling experience to watch the VSU students give back to our community,” said Scott Fisher, executive director of DCU and the HopeCenter. “More than 3,300 people volunteer for us each year making a difference. Last year over 20,000 people were served.”