Loveland program for youth in need is winding up the 2020 Summer ‘Lunch & Learning’ program this week.

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (July 28, 2020) – The NEST Summer 2020 “Lunch & Learn” program winds to a close this week. 

Nutrition-Education- Safety-Transformation NEST serving Loveland students in need

Thousands of hours donated by untold numbers of volunters helped NEST continue to provide nutritious meals, fun crafts, and maintain critical learning skills during the pandemic social-distancing summer of 2020. 

As the NEST summer program winds to a close this week, the Founder, Evangeline DeVol couldn’t find words to offer thanks enough for all the volunteers and donations that helped NEST help Loveland students and families since the pandemic closed schools in mid- March. She says it has been a busy “non-stop” time for the organization and all the volunteers.  The end of the 2020 summer program signals the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year learning program. 

“NEST is not shutting down,” said DeVol. “The end of the summer progarm signals a transition time for the Fall program. Like the schools, we have to sanitize all our vehicles and transition them back to learning centers for the students.” 

NEST will clean, pack up and store away all the summer materials to vacate the temporary high school home they used over the last months. They need to get ready for the school year too. The time between end of summer program this week and the start of the fall learning program will be utilized to trrasform their vehicles from delivery to mobile classrooms. The NEST mobile units will be serviced and checked out for the school year. DeVol says once that is accomplished,they will be stocked up with the learning materials to help tutor the kids in a safe”COVID compliant” space. 

Some of the volunteers who helped prepare the academic kits for summer (FILE) 

DeVol reached out to staff and volunteers in a message of thanks on the NEST Facebook page Monday evening. She also wanted to let the Loveland community know NEST will continue providing their services to transform the lives of Loveland students in need. It is a service made possible by the generosity of the entire community of Loveland. 

“On behalf of all the NEST staff and the kids NEST serves, Thank You!” DeVol exclaimed. 

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