Volunteers move food pantry during Week of Caring


BRISTOL, Va. - The United Way Week of Caring is underway in Bristol. Volunteers from local businesses are helping United Way agencies with projects.

Bristol Faith in Action is getting some help from some Settlers Life Insurance employees.

Their task is to relocate the food pantry to another room in the building to make room for a future computer lab.

The computers will be used by Faith in Action clients for job searches and training.

"To help people find longer term solutions for the crises that they are experiencing when they come in to see us, that's the whole point of that computer lab is helping people find game-full employment," said Devonne Phipps, executive director of Bristol Faith in Action.

Phipps says it would take her and her volunteer staff weeks to do this job without the help of the United Way volunteers. She hopes the computer lab will be operational by the end of July.