Bethel ready to 'Feed the Need'
Bethel Christian Academy is preparing for a service project that is unprecedented in school history.
Students of the school will participate in the Feed the Need packing party on Feb. 19. The event will take place as the school will package and seal approximately 10,000 meals for children in third-world countries.
The event will also raise money for the school to purchase needed equipment for the school. Michele Waters, one of the directors of the event, said the event is a positive on a pair of fronts.
“We’re in desperate need of playground equipment and we realized that selling candy wasn’t going to be enough,” Waters said. “Our principal, Doug Phillips, looked into this type of fundraiser, which was also a great opportunity to work on a service project.”
Jane Croom, who teaches at Bethel, said it’s a project the school is excited to take on. So far, about $10,000 has been raised for the playground equipment.
“We wanted to have something for the kindergartners and as a Christian school, we love to serve those in need,” Croom said.
Overall, Phillips said he’s excited about the endeavor.
“In the nearly 50-year history of our school, we’ve never undergone a task so monumental, so we’re thrilled about it,” Phillips said.
For more information or if you would like to assist, contact Phillips at 252-522-4636.