A first food drive in Copperas Cove benefited employees of a non-profit organization in the area last Saturday.
Tina Capito, president of Educated Angels and director of operations at Garden of Hope, said the donations were used to feed the workers there.
“The food actually served to help the hourly staff, giving them boxes of food for the holidays,” Capito said Tuesday. “A lot of our staff who absorb the trauma of the children in the foster care system work tireless hours and like I said they are hourly workers so we want to make sure they have a Thanksgiving meal with their kids. family. “
A team of 45 employees runs the emergency reception center.
Capito said that with the food collected during the food drive, organized by KHUR Radio, was sufficient for around 25 employees and their families.
“We’re both retired veterans, and throughout this time in the military one thing we’ve learned is about customer service and community service,” said Oscar Domino, KHUR Radio co-owner. . “So when we started KHUR Radio, one of our goals was to really have a footprint in the community. “
Domino co-owns the radio station with Craig Davis.
Capito explained that she has developed a partnership with Domino and Davis through Educated Angels and court-appointed Special Advocates, as they have collaborated on other community events in the past.
“They are really excited to volunteer their time with some of the local nonprofits and help them achieve their missions and provide sound and entertainment for the events of the nonprofits that serve the children of the world. community, ”Capito said.
Domino said this year is the first food drive for families, but he intends it to be an annual event.
“We’ve done a lot with nonprofits over the past three years, but we’ve gotten to the point now where we want to step up our efforts and give back to family who might need it – someone who is a little less fortunate, ”said Domino.
The Copperas Cove-based online radio station has helped organize back to school and fundraisers for other nonprofits.
“It’s a way to give back to the Copperas Cove community and let them know about our services and products and what we do,” said Kris Price, Director of Operations.
KHUR Radio currently has more than 200,000 listeners in 112 countries, including Australia, Brazil and Guam, said Davis.