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News Community Drake Software CPAs participate in Day of Service

Over 2,200 NC CPAs participated in the 2013 Day of Service, making a big difference in the communities they served. Volunteers for the day of service at CareNet included Jennifer Dills (CPA – Drake Software), Jamie Baker (CPA – Drake Software), Mike McFerrin (CPA – Drake Software), Hillary Ott (Drake Software), Kerry Plemmons (Drake Software), Meredith Wood (WCU), Preda Siri (WCU), Linda Kue (WCU), and Anita Hall (WCU).Several Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), who work in the accounting department at Drake Software, recently coordinated a CPA Day of Service to assist Macon County’s CareNet in organizing supplies for those in need. Four students from Western Carolina University also participated in this day of service. Together, the volunteers packed more than 300 bags of food that will be distributed to hungry kids in Macon County. They also packed boxes of food for needy families, stocked shelves in the CareNet food pantry, helped organize office files, and sorted pantry items.

The mission of CareNet is to eliminate hunger in Macon County by providing food and support to individuals in need who do not qualify for government or other forms of assistance. The WCU and Drake volunteers decided to partner with CareNet when they were encouraged to participate in the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCAPA) second annual CPA Day of Service. However, their commitment to the CareNet organization is one they hope to continue.

Jennifer Dills, vice president of Finance at Drake Enterprises said, “We are very honored to have had the privilege to assist CareNet in their efforts to help end child hunger here in Macon County.We are all proud to have made a difference in our community and are thankful to our employers and the NCACPA for their encouragement.”

Shaina Adkins, executive director of Macon County Care Network, said whe was very appreciative of those who coordinated this event and impressed by their commitment to serve their community. In Macon County, one in three children is without adequate food supply, and the volunteers’ hard work will provide nourishment to those in need.


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