Fresh Boyz Club did great work

Published 6:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dear Editor:

Farmville and the surrounding areas are caring communities. This is evidenced by the recent efforts and actions to help the families of this community.

The effort I wish to highlight is the caring response by the Fresh Boyz Club. This organization of young men, led by Louis Gould, III, stepped forward in the early days of the shutdown due to the virus threat in our community and worked tirelessly during the first five to eight days of the COVID19 outbreak and Stay- At-Home orders for Virginians. They did an amazing job.

With the help of community partners such as the Holiday Inn, they were blessed to be able to exceed their goal for the number of families they set out to serve.

The club provided breakfast and lunch on March 16-17 prior to the beginning of delivery of meals by Prince Edward County Public Schools to local families with young people under the age of 18 on March 18.

The Fresh Boyz Club also sponsored and delivered groceries to families that are some of the most vulnerable in our area – those with children, those with limited or no transportation, and those experiencing extreme financial hardship. The groceries were enough to sustain each family for at least two weeks.

I want to personally say, thank you and a job well done.

I hope you will be looking for pictures of these young men on Facebook, in the newspaper, and also see them involved in one of their many other projects during the next few months. If you know one of these young men or their family members, say thank you.

A thank you by phone call, in a letter to the editor of a newspaper, or a card sent to their leader, Louis Gould, III, will go a long way in showing appreciation for the efforts of these young men.

Patsy G. Watson