Both teams participated in multiple community service events around the Port City
MOBILE, Ala. – Both Eastern Michigan and South Alabama spent their Wednesday morning at various locations throughout Mobile helping at food pantries and as educational mentors as part of the 68 Ventures Bowl Community Service Day sponsored by Merchants and Marine Bank.
The teams split up into multiple groups, maximizing the impact on the community with representatives at the Africatown Heritage House, visiting with residents at the Mulherin Home, assisting at the Prodisee Pantry and Feeding the Gulf Coast. Both teams also spent time with children from Team Focus USA at Flight Works Alabama.
The recently-opened Africatown Heritage House was named the Best Museum Opening in 2023 by National Geographic. It is a community building that houses “Clotilda: The Exhibition,” to share the long-untold story of the nation’s last known slave ship, the Clotilda, and the community that was created by the vessel’s survivors and their descendants.
Mulherin Home is a home for individuals with congenital developmental disabilities in a loving and family environment.
The Prodisee Pantry is a faith-based non-profit community ministry in Baldwin County that provides emergency food and disaster relief for families facing tough financial times.
Feeding the Gulf Coast is a non-profit organization that provides food to help those in need, including the backpack coalition and senior adults. Their network serves 24 counties in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi and covers 22,000 square miles. They serve 400 pantry partners and 150 child nutrition partners.
At Flight Works Alabama, the student-athletes and members of Team Focus were able to participate in more than 40 interactive aerospace exhibits and education sessions. Team Focus is a comprehensive community and outreach program founded by Mike and Mickey Gottfried. Its goal has been to provide young men that do not have a father figure in their life (ages 10 – 18) with leadership skills, guidance, Godly values and a continual relationship with a mentor.
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