ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md--Four Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground personnel volunteered their time to support a local homeless shelter this month. Two military members from the 926th Contracting Battalion, Maj. Seth B. Nason and Master Sgt. Kayann Brown, and two civilian employees, Tyce L. Rucks and Joseph D. Thomas, prepared meals for the residents of the Welcome One Homeless Shelter."We wanted to give back to the community and at the same time, put a positive face on ACC," said Brown, organizer of the event.The team met at the shelter at 5 p.m. to begin preparing bagged lunches for the shelter residents. Rucks coached the team through the meal preparation since she previously volunteered at the shelter with her church."The shelter residents do not stay in the facility during the day," Rucks pointed out. "We are responsible for preparing the evening meal and a sack lunch for each person to take for the next day."The original plan was to grill outside, but the weather changed their plans and the team purchased pizzas instead. Members of ACC-APG donated the funds for the pizzas. The volunteers formed an assembly line inside the shelter kitchen and began preparing bologna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Each sack lunch consisted of two sandwiches, fruit, and pretzels, which were refrigerated for distribution the next day.Prior to serving the pizzas for the prompt 6 p.m. meal, the team met with the shelter residents in the dining room and introduced themselves as ACC-APG employees. Rucks offered a blessing and then they returned to the kitchen to begin serving pizza with a drink and dessert. The evening ended with kitchen clean up and bidding farewell to the staff and residents of the shelter.