French 8 students help at Matthew 25: Ministries

French 8 students help at Matthew 25: Ministries
Posted on 10/27/2017
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On Thursday, October 26, students in Indian Hill Middle School's French 8 class visited Matthew 25: Ministries.  Students have been reading a novel that involves a boy receiving a ticket to Haiti to participate in a service project building houses after a natural disaster. Working in groups, students examined different aspects of the francophone country and how natural disasters affect its need for aid. Students explored local opportunities to help Haiti and voted to volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries. 

On site, students sorted through adult and children's clothing, shoes, linens, and other miscellaneous items. Based on the 2016 statistic that every hour a volunteer worked helped 125 people, IHMS students will have helped 5,625 people based on their time volunteering.

During their tour of the Global village, students saw mock-ups of the living conditions for recipients of donations to Matthew 25 Ministries. The guide showed students a mat that was made of 1,500 grocery bags crocheted together that allowed people to sleep on something that is more comfortable and clean than the ground. The class has decided to continue its efforts to help local and international cities by collecting grocery bags to be turned into mats.