WILMINGTON — A small team of Holy Hurricanes made a big difference Saturday, Nov. 5. They teamed up with Child’s Hope International and joined over 300 volunteers in supporting the Hands Against Hunger ministry in packing meals for children in need living in Haiti.
The Holy Hurricanes is one of several mini-clubs in place at Wilmington Middle School that provides students the opportunity to gather with like-minded classmates who share personal interests that extend beyond the classroom.
According to club advisor Whitney Harrington, volunteering for the Hands Against Hunger Ministry provided students the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of others. The packing of 100,000 meals empowered the young volunteers to embrace the scripture in 1 Timothy 4:12 that reads, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
The volunteer spirit of Holy Hurricanes Alice Clair, Audriana Francis and Corey Webber contributed greatly to the efforts of Child’s Hope International and its mission, “To motivate and mobilize the church and community to care for the orphans and vulnerable children through adoption, foster care, orphan care and humanitarian relief.”
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.