The SDA High School Students of Service spent four days doing service projects from Kansas City to Dallas November 16-19. The group recently sponsored a food packing event at school, and they were excited to continue their service-minded mission in other parts of the country.
SOS Sponsor Ally Beers said that the 46 students and 6 adult sponsors had a lot of fun and accomplished a lot in their short trip.
They worked with the Kansas City Backpack Program on the first day of their trip, and they served at a food bank and backpack program in Oklahoma City on day two.
Students and sponsors next worked with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Texas. Younger students worked at their thrift store putting together furniture. That group completed 80 pieces.
Older students were building walls in the “wall shop” that would be later put into a house in the community. They spent five hours swinging hammers. Beers said, “We worked our tails off! They liked it - we were exhausted. I don’t think any of us realized how much (hard work) it would be!”
In addition to their service projects, the group also visited the Oklahoma City Memorial, ate at Medieval Times in Dallas, and made a few other fun stops along the way.
Overall, the SOS group put in 440 service hours in their quick trip, and the students are already talking about what they can do next!