ROANOKE, Va.—More than 600 volunteers from Faith Christian School lent helping hands to some local organizations across the city.
“I love it, I’ve been here since the second grade and now I’m a sophomore,” said Hannah Martin.
“Each year I look forward to “Project Faith” and have the opportunity to serve the community.
Martin sorted canned goods and toiletries at the Feeding America Distribution Center in Salem. Those who manage the operations say 200,000 to 300,000 pounds of food come through the center every year.
James Andrews is a coordinator at the center and he says “It’s a blessing, we are non-profit; we never have any money.”
“Usually, you think that you need a big facility or a lot of people to do something like this but the reality is you don’t,” said 6th grader David McCurdy. “You just need a couple of volunteers and you can get a whole lot done with determination.”
Some students also worked at The Acts 2 Ministries. They helped by washing vans and doing gardening work.
“It’s amazing to have some students this young coming to help out,” said Malik Sims, program support specialist at the ministries.
The project also served as a fundraiser, donations were given from sponsors to help with supplies and to help fund the school.