Church youth groups give help to displaced in Yakima

August 3, 2011

Students Meryl Seah, Natalie Stender, and Lucy Walker work on an art project with children of the Yakima Nation at the community barbeque. Many of the children depend on Campbell Farm for regular meals. Photo courtesy Amber Slate

Victims of a devastating fire on the Yakima Indian Reservation that destroyed 20 homes and damaged others last February are better off in their rebuilding efforts, thanks to a bunch of Sammamish teens.

The middle school youth groups at Pine Lake Covenant Church and Sammamish Presbyterian Church partnered to send about 100 youth to the Yakima Indian Reservation July 10-15 to serve its residents and provide supplies for families rebuilding after a massive fire last February.

“It made me feel good because I knew I was helping people,” said Lucy Walker, a member of the Sammamish Presbyterian youth group and incoming seventh-grader at Inglewood Junior High. “I decided I wanted to go because I had never been on a mission trip.”

Before the trip, the youth collected hundreds of household items — microwave ovens, cleaning supplies, bedding and kitchen and bath accessories — to distribute to fire victims, which would help many of them in the transition to new housing, said Carmanita Pimms, manager of Campbell Farm, a local mission organization that cultivates produce for residents near Wapato, White Swan and Toppenish.

The students collected enough items to pack an entire SUV and then some, said Lisa Stinson, Sammamish Presbyterian’s communications director. Read more

Eastside Catholic helps at Evans Creek

May 24, 2011

Eastside Catholic High School senior Jenn Blanchard left, and senior Emily Schutt till the ground during a work project May 13 at the Evans Creek Preserve.

The students were a part of the AP environmental science program, which worked for the whole school day with the Washington Trails Association to prepare the preserve for its fall opening.

The classes also care for the school’s 50-acre campus throughout the year, so teacher Clare Jenkins decided to take them off-campus this time.

“I wanted an end-of-the-year project where they’d do service work in the environment,” Jenkins said. “I’m really big into working locally. It’s important to teach students to volunteer locally. Hopefully the juniors will want to come back to work on our campus.”

 

 

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