January 30, 2009
The students at Bell Elementary School are holding a school-wide assembly to wrap up their recent community service project aimed at helping the homeless veterans in their community. The students and their families collected over 600 pairs of warm socks to donate to the residents of The Veterans’ Restoration Quarters at 1329 Tunnel Road.
The students at Bell Elementary learned valuable lessons from the service project regarding what it means to be part of a community and the importance of giving back. They also learned about the contributions that veterans make to our country and the sacrifices inherent in their service.
In addition to the donation of 600 pairs of socks, the students will show their appreciation to the veterans by donating a framed American flag collage made by the students for display at The Veterans’ Restoration Quarters. Representatives of The Veterans’ Restoration Quarters will be on hand Wednesday, February 4th at 1:30 p.m. at Bell Elementary to receive the gift and thank the students for their hard work. For further information, contact Ann-Marie McBride, Family School Specialist at (828) 775-2416.
The Veterans’ Restoration Quarters is a ministry of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM). It is a 150-room facility designed to provide a home-like atmosphere to veterans who are experiencing homelessness. Their holistic wellness approach helps veterans address issues related to finances, housing, health, mental health, self-determination, spirituality, and substance abuse.