Mission Team Raises over $4,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Submitted by Alyssa Kiefer in RCS Highlights on September 20, 2017
On Saturday, about 230 people attended the Redwood Christian High School Mission Team’s Pancake Breakfast and Student Auction. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, and coffee were provided for all attendees. Students, families of all ages, and even the local fire department enjoyed the breakfast at the high school’s campus multi-purpose room (MPR).
In addition to preparing breakfast, mission team members formed 10 “work groups,” such as the “Four-Teen,” the “Diverse and Dedicated,” and “Da Boyz.” These groups went for sale by auction and offered their team’s help for the day immediately following the breakfast. Groups were purchased to complete mostly physical labor-type tasks such as house cleaning, yard work, and moving dirt.
Special volunteer, Keith Ancar, general contractor and owner of Loving Touch Design & Remodeling, also offered his expertise at auction. Mr. Ancar joined “The Professionals” to help with a project on Saturday and also went for auction to offer his services for the two highest bidders for additional projects in the future.
Overall, the missions team raised over $4,000 in the auction. The monies will be donated to the ACSI Hurricane Harvey Fund and go towards helping homes and schools damaged in the recent hurricanes. According to www.acsi.org/give, “Thousands of people in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean have been displaced and devastated by hurricanes and resultant flooding. Lives, homes, and schools have been destroyed.” Donations are still being collected online for both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims. “There should be no division in the body … its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it” 1 Corinthians 12:25–26.