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VCU International Community Volunteers in Henrico County

Thirty-four members of VCU’s  international community participated in the food packaging event hosted by international relief organization “Stop Hunger Now” last month at the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond. The group joined with nearly 600 citizens of Henrico County to prepare 142,000 meals that will be distributed to schools and orphanages throughout Haiti.

This is the second year that the VCU Global Education Office has arranged for members of VCU’s international community to participate in this event.

Khaled AbouZeid, a post-doctoral researcher in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences Department of Chemistry, has participated both years.

“I know this work makes a difference,” he said. “I love participating in this event because it gives me a chance to practice my humanity and to help.”

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