November 01, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Dedicated students from the Mount’s chapter of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) enjoy serving the Newburgh community.
Service to their community is an important part of life for students in Mount Saint Mary College’s chapter of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Once a month, Mount CRS Student Ambassadors volunteer their time and effort at St. Mary’s Church food and clothing drive. Through this ongoing program, items are distributed to those in need in the City of Newburgh. The students sort boxes of donated food and serve those who come to the church to get necessities.
CRS Student Ambassadors also volunteer regularly at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley: They sort food to be shipped to local organizations that assist the less fortunate in the area.
In addition to these projects, the Mount’s food vendor, Parkhurst Dining, routinely donates meals to the Newburgh Ministry charitable organization. CRS Student Ambassadors are happy to deliver some of this food to the ministry twice a month.
Serving the community “gives us the opportunity to see what life is like outside the gates of our campus and inspire us to help those that are in the utmost need,” noted Christina Mistretta of Brooklyn, N.Y., president of the Mount’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors.
Mistretta helped to found the CRS Student Ambassador Program at Mount Saint Mary College in 2016. This summer, she interned for the University Engagement Team at CRS World Headquarters.