Clerks of Court refocus on serving communities

Sep. 27, 2013 @ 03:53 AM

North Carolina’s 100 elected clerks of superior court recently participated in a global effort to refocus their local efforts in serving others.

Rutherford County’s Clerk of Court Robynn Spence and the state’s other 99 clerks joined forces with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, to volunteer time and money to package 10,000 meals.

 The event was organized by the N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court (NCCSC) to help emphasize the importance of being mission minded and to lead by serving others.\“North Carolina’s clerks of superior court serve families and children in our state every day,” said NCCSC Executive Director Barbara Moore. “This unified effort to help feed families and children around the world helped us refocus on our powerful ability to positively change lives in the communities we serve.”

In addition to volunteering time, each clerk of superior court contributed $25 to help fund the meals. Meals are highly nutritious, dehydrated, and comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring, and 21 essential vitamins and minerals. The meals will be shipped to hungry people in Stop Hunger Now’s network of 65 countries.

“Taking part in Stop Hunger Now was such an amazing experience,” Spence said. “It was a very rewarding feeling knowing how many lives you helped save in just a few short hours. I encourage any business or corporation to participate in the Stop Hunger Now Program.”

“Working together to volunteer for Stop Hunger Now gave us new energy to face the challenges we each have in our own counties,” said Wake County Clerk of Superior Court Lorrin Freeman. “Our effort reminded us that despite recent budget cuts and hard times, we are all fortunate in so many ways.”

The N.C.Conference of Clerks of Superior Court was created by the General Assembly in 2006 pursuant to Article 63 of Chapter 7A of the North Carolina General Statutes. The goal of the Conference is to improve the administrative operations of the offices of the Clerk of Superior Court while increasing public accessibility to the courts.

 Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary of its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. More than 100 million meals have been packaged and distributed worldwide. Learn more at www.stophungernow.org.