Raleigh, NC – Members of the Campbell Law School Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) did their part to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for individuals served by the Raleigh Rescue Mission by preparing turkeys for the Rescue Mission’s ‘Gobbles to Go’ program. Started in 2003, ‘Gobbles to Go’ relies on volunteers in the community to prepare, assemble, and deliver over one thousand single-serving turkey dinners across Raleigh. Meals on Wheels recipients and others who call the ‘Gobbles to Go’ hotline during the week before Thanksgiving are eligible for the service.
“Several years ago we started our ‘Gobbles to Go’ program to provide holiday meals for those who were housebound, elderly or infirm to help reach more people in need in our community,” said director of volunteer ministryHolly Cookof Raleigh Rescue Mission.
Members of Campbell’s Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) chapter are quite familiar with lending a helping hand in Raleigh. The Law School’s HLSA chapter was recognized in September by the Hispanic National Bar Association as its 20101 Law Student Organization of the Year. The group was recognized for its commitment to the Hispanic students at Campbell Law, bringing in relevant, high profile speakers to the school, and hosting events to raise funds for the Wake County (N.C.) Boys and Girls club as well as other causes important to the local Hispanic community.
“The leadership of our Hispanic Law Student Association continue to offer extraordinary service to the citizens of Raleigh and beyond,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “The law school community—students, faculty and staff—are blessed with so much, and I am deeply grateful for the generosity of our students to serve others with their time and talents.”
About the Campbell Hispanic Law School Association
HLSA provides support and networking opportunities for Hispanic law students at Campbell. The organization’s goals include building a strong Hispanic student presence as well as celebrating the cultural, academic and legal accomplishments of our Hispanic community. Additionally, the organization is committed to educating and introducing those unfamiliar with Hispanic issues by sponsoring events highlighting the unique needs and values of the Hispanic Community.
About Campbell Law School
Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. Located less than two blocks from the North Carolina state Capitol building in downtown Raleigh, Campbell Law School offers a rigorous and highly relevant program of legal education. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.
HLSA members Chris Agosto Carreiro ('12) and Anna McLeod ('12) preparing turkeys for the Raleigh Rescue Mission's 2010 'Gobbles to Go' Thanksgiving meal program