In Nov. 7 IssueBy Alex HooverRCHS Y Club
Service, in its truest form, is helping someone. Whether you help them directly, by giving them something or offer kind words, or indirectly, donating your time and money, you are making a difference in their lives.
As a service-oriented club, the Russell County High School Student Y Club has begun its yearly smorgasbord of service projects.
On September 28, members of the Y stayed after to unload nearly 200 pairs of brand new shoes that had been donated by Mark & Tracey Antle. The shoes will be distributed throughout the county by different organizations to help those in need. The Y Club would like to thank Mark and Tracey for their donation and efforts to help our community. Shown in the picture are Katlin Blakey and Ben Lee, both students in the Y, with the shoes collected and donated.
The Y Club is also collecting aluminum pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. The tabs collected will be used to help pay for the expenses of family members whose sick children are receiving treatments. The Y is also collecting used cell phones for women’s shelters. These phones will be used by shelters as “911 Only” phones to aid victims of domestic violence.
Students at the high school are also collecting suitcases, duffle bags, backpacks, and other luggage for the NECCO Foster Care of Somerset. These bags will be given to foster children as a means to hold their belongings.
Many foster children may be frequently moved from location to location and are forced to use garbage bags to hold their possessions. All bags donated and collected will help these children.
If you would like to make a donation to the Student Y Club, you can contact Mr. Pete Lee at Russell County High School at 270-866– 3341.