Outreach benefits from summer intern program

Published 8:32 pm Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) received a grant this summer from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to hire two local high school students as interns.

Cody Cook and Lindsay Pruette (photo submitted)

Cody Cook and Lindsay Pruette (photo submitted)

“We’re very grateful to the PCCF for providing the funding to help us hire interns again this year,” said Carol Newton, Outreach’s executive director. “We believe that the students will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to help our neighbors in need.”

Cody Cook and Lindsay Pruette began their internships on June 26 and continued working with Outreach through Aug. 6.

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In order to comply with the grant requirements, students must be enrolled in high school or a similar home-school program at the time of the start of the internship. Students must also be at least 16 years old and reside in Polk County or Landrum (zip code 29356).

Students interested in participating next year should call 828-894-2988 to schedule an interview and send their resume to tbompolk8@windstream.net or stop by the Outreach office at 134 White Drive to fill out an application.

Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991.  The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information on Outreach, please visit www.tboutreach.org or call 828-894-2988.

– article submitted by Wendy Thomas