Beyond Belief Network teams reported nearly 20 events and 1000 hours of service in November. As usual, it was not easy to pick the monthly award-winners. BE. Orlando Humanist Fellowship is our November Team of the Month. BE. Orlando initiated the establishment of a scholarship fund recognizing secular students at the University of Central Florida who are engaged in volunteerism. That fund is now live at the university and being administered by the Secular and Religious Minority Awareness initiative. Wow! BE. Orlando volunteers also served a Thanksgiving-themed meal at the SafeHouse of Seminole domestic violence shelter. Eleven volunteers prepared more than 20 dishes including chicken, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetable dishes, fruit platters, olives & cheese, potatoes, pasta dishes, and more. Dessert included apple and pumpkin pies and hand-made turkey cupcakes!
The November Picture of the Month was captured by Humanist Community of the Space Coast, who teamed up with Brevard Area Atheists to serve a Thanksgiving meal at a local homeless shelter. 25 volunteers – including some from out of state! – pitched in to prepare and serve the meal. Stay tuned for our complete November recap in the next BBN post!