Students from Christ the King Parish in Mashpee, MA, will spend their April Vacation in the Appalachia region of West Virginia working to help the needy. The Wheeling area is characterized by extreme poverty and the group will assist local organizations as they feed, clothe, educate, and shelter individuals in need.
Past projects include:
- Painting a shelter and chicken coop
- Assisting with a school aftercare program
- Serving and engaging with soup kitchen patrons
- Sorting donated clothing at a warehouse for distribution
- Tilling, weeding, and planting in the community garden
- Preparing nutritious food packages for families and aiding distribution
- Organizing and sorting clothing and goods at a thrift store
Cheryl and Dave Ryan, Cotuit residents, are coordinating the mission trip that includes students from seven area schools: Barnstable High School, Cape Cod Community College (Dual Enrollment), Mashpee High School, Saint John Paul II High School, Sturgis Public Charter School East, Sturgis Public Charter School West, and Upper Cape Technical High School.