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Symmes Valley students helping the hungry

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes and student council will go to the Huntington City Mission on Tuesday to feed and work in the food pantry for community services.

“Both groups are wanting to give back to the community in a way that sends a big message,” Justin Berry, Symmes Valley social studies teacher and FCA director, said. “The trip had already been planned, but in conjunction with the trip to the mission we will also be collecting spare change at the school from now until Tuesday, the day before we go on Thanksgiving break, and all proceeds will be given to the South Point Schools fund for the funeral expenses for the two students whose lives were lost in the accident last week.”

Before arriving back at Symmes Valley on Tuesday after their time at the mission, the students will meet with the South Point FCA and Christian Club to present the money and share a word of encouragement and prayer.

“We want to honor our sister school and the memory of their two fallen students by dedicating our community service to them,” Berry said. “It is important in this season to reach out and help those who are cast down and with the events South Point has just went through, we want to lift them up as well as those at the mission who are every day on the front line of helping.”