MI Students Help Florida Hurricane Victims

MI Students Help Florida Hurricane Victims
Posted on 11/16/2018
MI Students Help Florida Hurricane VictimsMason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Venture participated in a recent service project to help with the recent hurricane that devastated Florida.
Twenty-seven students, parents, and teachers visited Hands Against Hunger to pack more than 120,000 meals to be sent to Florida.
The mission of Hands Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed starving children worldwide. The organization’s approach to achieving said goal includes the packing of a highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casseroles by volunteers at numerous locations within the United States and Canada. The distribution of those meals to starving children and their families in more than 60 countries is through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide.
“Hands Against Hunger is a wonderful organization, and the amount of meals they provide is amazing,” explained Team Venture sixth grade science teacher Dale Moberly. “I know this opportunity has made an impact on my students, as well as the residents of Florida.”
Students agreed that participating in this service project was worthwhile, even though it meant giving up free time on a Saturday morning.

“I wanted to participate in the Hands Against Hunger activity, because I had been before and every time I go, I feel really happy that I could help others,” said MI sixth grader Molly McKay. “When I left, I felt more compassionate and more aware of other events in the world."

“This activity meant a lot to me for helping people in poverty all around the world and the victims of the hurricane,” shared MI sixth grader Emma Zellner. “I hope that everyone can do the same because it does make a difference."
This marks the eleventh year for Team Venture’s community service program. Team Venture teachers created the group “Venture Out!” to provide students with service opportunities, at least once a month throughout the year.
“Each year, it is extremely rewarding to see students develop a heart for their community and helping those in need,” stated Moberly. “They discover that they benefit just as much, or more than the recipients of their kind efforts.”
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