Baptist Academy sent 15 seventh grade students to HVAF on May 12 to sort and stock donations for distribution to veterans in need. Students say they did not know much about HVAF before volunteering but the project gave them a greater awareness of homelessness among the veteran population in Indianapolis.
|(Zeke Brown and Zach Ownsy (Left to right)|
“I feel like they have given a lot to us and this is the least we can do,” says Zach, whose grandfather served in the U.S. Army.
Harold Thomas, an academy teacher and the field-trip sponsor, says that HVAF is one of several nonprofits the group of students would visit during its day of service.
“It is nice seeing the kids work together as they develop a heart of compassion for helping others,” says Harold.