Operation Riverbats supports area homeless

Austin Community College students, faculty, and staff spent two days aiding the area’s hungry and homeless through the first Operation Riverbats event, coordinated by the Office of Student Life.

operrb3“What started as an effort to build community among first-year students turned into a meaningful way for the entire ACC family to give back to the Austin community,” says Student Life Coordinator Candice Brown. Brown says the group chose to help agencies that support the homeless because of the number of ACC students who benefit from their services.

Here is what the group accomplished:

operrb2Students also collected donations of food, clothing, backpacks, and blankets.








Those who contributed their time and energy to the event are listed below:

Students Faculty/Staff
Akram Alfliow Kelly Brown
Todd Blenden Candice Brown
Priscila Colunga MaryAnn Cicala
Cinthia Estrada Renee Esparza
Christopher Howington Leah Figueroa
Jareth Murrell Marie Fofi
Brandi Ortiz Theresa Glenn
Dulce Sanchez Janelle Green

Joan-Sayah Dixon Alanna Hollyway
Danette Shults Cameron Keel
Nguyen Tran Joseph Lee
MaryJane McReynolds
Vanessa Medina-Flores
Stephany Mercedes
Tranise Pleasant
Emily Stevens
Stefanie Vermillion

Brown says Student Life hopes to sponsor similar events in the future. View the Student Life website to learn more about upcoming events.

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