On Wednesday, March 24, Middle School and Upper School students from The Bear Creek School, a non-denominational Christian school in Redmond, embarked on a day of community service, assisting many local organizations in projects large and small.
Bear Creek Middle School students in grades 7 and 8 and their advisors performed forest stewardship duties at Redmond’s Farrel-McWhirter Park, in conjunction with the Green Redmond Partnership program.
Also, new to the annual community service day was Bear Creek’s partnership with Children of the Nations International. Middle School students spent one hour of their day packing food for hungry children around the world.
Bear Creek Upper School students in grades 9-12 performed service projects at Camp Gilead, Camp Sambica, Camp River Ranch, Cottage Lake Park, Jubilee Reach, Heart and Home, Northwest Harvest, First Baptist Church Redmond, Cascade Vista, Aegis Living Redmond, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library and YMCA Seattle.
Rev. Jeff Gephart, dean of students at The Bear Creek School, explained, “Service is a way of life that we seek to foster at The Bear Creek School. Certainly Community Service Day is only one day but it’s symbolic of something more important. Jesus calls us to serve, to seek the welfare of our city and nation.”
Any non-profit organizations which would like to host Bear Creek students for next year’s community service event can e-mail Jeff Gephart at firstname.lastname@example.org.