Tabor freshmen spend Saturday in service

As has been the practice for the past several years, groups of Tabor College freshmen, their peer advisors and faculty members set out to serve others as part of new student orientation Saturday, Aug. 26.

Several groups of people traveled to Wichita to work with non-profit organizations, including World Impact Village, Union Rescue Mission, His Helping Hands, a ministry of Central Christian Church, and two Ronald McDonald Houses.

One site remains anonymous for security issues.

Others traveled to sites in Newton and North Newton: New Jerusalem Missions, Heartland Crisis Pregnancy Center and Mennonite Central Committee.

For Irma Gonzalez, MCC Central States workroom supervisor, the hours donated by Tabor College are “wonderful.”

“This is really a blessing for us,” she said.

Students cleaned vehicles, a warehouse and windows, followed by assembling school kits. They watched a film that demonstrates how and where the school kits will be used.

The City of Hillsboro received help with trimming trees and weeding the brick walking paths in the park. Students also alphabetized the juvenile picture books and applied stickers to the video tapes at the city library.

One group traveled to Morning Star Ranch, rural Florence, to sort clothing, clean a house, paint a flatbed trailer and demolish a trailer house for salvage materials.

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