The Red Cross Cadets program has just completed its most recent community service rotation.
As part of this popular option in the Secondary school, students spent time with their team members working in the Senior Citizen’s organisation, as well as helping out at the St Vinnies Secondhand Store.
Students were seen earlier today, helping sort out clothing on racks, put out sale items, and generally providing practical help where required. Mrs Lisa Smith, the teacher who helped the students at ‘Vinnies’ was in her element. Op Shopping is a favourite past-time for her, but she wasn’t there to fulfil her personal shopping agenda. However, as sorting occurred, there were opportunities to peruse the wares and decide if a return visit was necessary.
Right next door, Chaplain Debbie Robinson was with another team, helping prepare and set-up for a Senior Citizen’s event.
This rotation is now complete, and the Cadets will spend next week aiding a local family who have recently experienced some hardship. The team will help pull a garden into line and perform general maintenance at the home of the beneficiaries.
‘Making a Difference’ has always been part of the Cornerstone experience – and this is it in action.