About 50 students and faculty from Peabody-Burns Junior High School spent an hour Feb. 10 at Bethel College helping volunteers from the Newton area bag food packets for the earthquake victims in Haiti.
Language arts instructor Doris Unruh heard about the project through her church and initiated a discussion with her junior high students.
“I asked if any of them would be interested in helping out and most of them said yes,” Unruh said. “Bethel partnered with Numana, Inc. to coordinate the event that day.
“We were only able to stay for an hour, but the kids thought it was great and they wanted to stay longer.”
Unruh said it took 200 volunteers each an hour to put together the 250,000 bags of food.
“The students wrote a short response about their experience,” she said. “I am hoping it meant something to them.”