We are always amazed at how much work a group of middle-schoolers can get done in a short period of time! And the type of work that they are capable of doing when given the opportunity. Today’s theme, Human Services focused on providing basic needs to neighbors in need – safe shelter, food – these are things no one should do without. Mr. Ken Manwaring of Habitat for Humanity said it best, “We are providing a hand up, not a handout.” We spent the morning with Habitat at a house in the Victoria Place Urban Revitalization Area, and this is what these kids did:
After a break for lunch at Cherokee Lake, we were off to the new Second Harvest facility where they sorted literally thousands of pounds of food to help feed the hungry in our own community.
And they did it all…with smiling faces and enthusiasm to spare!
Here are a few pictures from our day. See more pictures on our Facebook page.