Posted April 1, 2022
There’s a pretty high probability that you’ve heard the following quote at least once in your life.
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
As we’re firm believers in the power of teaching and support, the team at Fox Pest Control’s Virginia Beach branch was excited to learn how the
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC) brings this quote to life in our community.
Started in 1986 as a non-profit serving meals to the homeless, JCOC has evolved over the years. Today, JCOC offers second chances to individuals in crisis and is grounded by a powerful mission – to empower homeless families, individuals, and veterans to recover from crisis situations and return to being self-supporting, productive and independent members of the community. In addition to partnering with more than 100 local organizations including volunteer groups, churches, synagogues, civic groups and individuals to serve nearly 100,000 free meals each year, JCOC provides a wealth of free services including a food pantry, emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent housing. Additionally, JCOC provides showering and laundry facilities free of charge.
What stands out to Fox about JCOC is that they aren’t just trying to give individuals what they need now. Rather, JCOC provides resources that afford individuals in crisis the opportunity to build a better life, such as educational assistance and employment services. For Fox, JCOC isn’t just thinking how to feed someone; they are teaching them how to fish.
Fox Pest Control’s Virginia Beach team is proud to sponsor JCOC in 2022. And, we look forward to seeing how the organization continues to help those in our area who are looking for a second – or maybe even third – chance.
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