Equipped with rakes, gloves, and trash bags, Campion students dispersed around the Loveland area to help their neighbors last Wednesday for Community Service Day.
Campion Academy takes a day off from classes for community service day each semester to demonstrate God’s love in action. Chaplain Carlos Santana explained, “The reason we give a day off of classes to serve our community is simply to be a blessing. We want to create a spiritual outlet for the students to be able to serve others.” Santana continued, “Our greatest example is found in Christ all throughout the Gospels. The example was: if Christ saw a need, he met the need. Therefore, I believe our calling is the same as Christ's example, and that is, if we see a need we meet the need.”
The community members that the students served shared their appreciation for the help from the students. Pastor Joe Martin stated, “I thought it was fantastic to see our youth willing to help another church in service. They were outstanding. They went to work as soon as they got there and they did a fantastic job. I was so impressed by it.”
One of the groups headed out to Habitat for Humanity to help organize clothes and other items at the thrift store. “Habitat for Humanity was really laid back and fun. We were helping organize different things and it was cool to get to talk to people I wouldn’t normally talk to.” Junior Megan Harden commented
Some students stayed on campus and helped clean up leaves, but still enjoyed the experience. “Community service day was fun,” shared senior student Ruth Rawlings, “I cleaned up leaves on the campus and it was a good break from school being able to do something for others in the community.”
Haley Beckermeyer Student news team
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