Mayport NAVSUP Lends a Hand to Clay County Community Outreach
Updated: Aug 16
Clay County Community Outreach is an annual community-run event for all of Clay County. 60+ non-profit organizations participate in this event giving away free food, back-to-school backpacks, hygiene kits, services, and information to low-income and homeless families and individuals. Challenge Enterprises answered this call for help and organized a collection drive for hygiene items like shampoo, combs, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. to be included in the hygiene kits.
Charles Slocumb, Enterprise Solutions USA Project Manager for Shipboard Logistics at Mayport NAVSUP, rallied his team to start their own collection campaign. "We don't need to have deep pockets or be rich to help the needy, the poor, and the hungry. We need to have a heart," said Kevin Dcruz.
Once all the items were collected, the Mayport crew made the long drive from their site in Duval County to the Challenge Enterprises offices in Clay County for drop-off. Upon receipt of the items, Challenge Enterprises Activities Coordinator, Stephanie Young declared, "Sharing is caring and it knows no borders!"
This year's donation drive was a friendly competition between the various worksites. Ship Board Logistics was the overall winner, having collected 173 lbs of donated items. Orange Park came in third with 120 lbs, followed by Green Cove Springs with 50 lbs. A total of 343 lbs of hygiene items were donated to the Clay County Community Outreach!!!
Thank you, Charles Slocumb, Kendall Singletary, and the rest of the Shipboard Logistics team for showing your Mayport NAVSUP spirit and having a generous heart. A special shout out to Shred for Good for lending a hand in weighting all the items and getting them ready for transport.