SARAH Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger

The purpose of SARAH is to strive to raise awareness of local hunger among both the W&L student body as well as the local community and to raise money for local organizations that alleviate hunger in the Rockbridge area.

Contact: Will Edmonds '17

Constitution

Organization History

Founded in the early 1980s as Students Against Multiple Sclerosis (SAMS), the organization has served the Rockbridge County area for over 30 years. In the nineties, the organization made the switch to Students Against Rockbridge Area Hunger (SARAH), and has been a key fundraiser for organizations that combat hunger throughout the county.

Mission Statement

The purpose of SARAH is to strive to raise awareness of local hunger among both the W&L student body as well as the local community and to raise money for local organizations that alleviate hunger in the Rockbridge area.

Community Benefits

Through its annual Lip-Sync fundraiser, SARAH raises close to or more than $9,000 that is split between Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA), Natural Bridge-Glasgow Food Pantry, and Campus Kitchens. These organizations rely on and include these donations from SARAH in their yearly budgets.

Requirements for Membership

Membership is open to any W&L student who has a strong desire to get involved with SARAH. Ideally members will have a sincere interest in hunger issues and are involved in other campus initiatives such as the Shepherd Poverty Program.

Organization of Leadership

SARAH is jointly led by two Co-Chairs. Co-Chairs are elected each year by the current Co-Chairs. Incoming seniors who are dedicated to the organization are considered for election. Elections occur in April before the upcoming year.

The duties of the Co-Chairs include recruiting new members, managing organization funds, electing new officers, planning and executing fundraising & awareness efforts, and coordinating with local hunger organizations.