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Students Actively Involved in Community Outreach
October 26, 2009
Students and staff at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy have been actively involved in community service, with students having already participated in 1,002 hours of service over the past summer and 825 hours so far this first quarter. This year, the goal of Steve Martin, community service director, is ”to plan community service projects where students can have direct interaction with the community and see some kind of tangible result of their service.”
Students have enthusiastically responded this year to the variety of opportunities Mr. Martin has planned. As he stated, “I have not been able to keep the community service participant lists open this year. They are always full, and students are frequently asking when there will be more opportunities available.”
On a weekly basis, students have participated in ongoing ministries at the Healdsburg Senior Living Center Weekly and Healdsburg Animal Shelter. Other outreach activities so far this year include repairing a sandbox and painting a mural at the Kid Street Learning Center, painting the interior of a foster care group home in “Children’s Village,” beach clean-up in Bodega Bay, providing support for the Santa Rosa marathon, organizing the library at the Redwood Gospel Mission, assisting in Rio’s sports camp for small Northern California Conference schools, doing yard and house work for a Healdsburg woman, and raising almost $400 by holding car washes for Open Table, a homeless ministry. (Continue)
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