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Drive will help 7 families get fresh starts

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 14, 2011) – Tidewater Community College staff volunteered precious summer free time to collect kitchen items for a local charity in need.

TCC staffers box up kitchen gadget donations and ready them for delivery to Samaritan House. Working together: (left to right) Joyce Banks, Annette Nealy, Christie Bradley and Tiffany Rector.

Part of TCC Classified Association’s outreach to local communities, the drive brought in hundreds of kitchen necessities for residents of Samaritan House, an organization that provides emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and the homeless.

Staff members collected the new kitchen items across TCC campuses – from Chesapeake to Norfolk to Virginia Beach – during the month of June. 

“TCC’s donation of more than $1,000 worth of kitchen items came at the perfect time, as we just reopened a transitional housing unit and were in need of things to stock the shelves," says Melody Sanders, volunteer coordinator with Samaritan House. “Together, we are giving seven families a great start on a new life.”


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit