SA students volunteer at Haven for Hope

Lutheran High School students prepare food, clean, do custodial work


SAN ANTONIO – The tasks were things like sorting clothes, picking up trash and preparing food. It all seems pretty simple, but when life has you down, the smallest gestures can mean everything.

"It's a simple thing, but it has a great impact to these people so I'm just happy to be here," said Lutheran High School Senior Thomas Lee.

Lee is one of 80 Lutheran High School students who spent the Friday volunteering at Haven for Hope, an organization offering the homeless shelter, care, and a second chance.

"Some people are washing windows, others are just cleaning up and doing custodial work," said Lutheran High School Freshman Sarah Dawson.

Dawson's job was helping prepare food for the community cafeteria.

"It makes me feel really good. Even just the simple task of cutting tomatoes. Helping the people and feeding them, it's a really good feeling," she said.

The hope is that by lending a hand and reaching out, those in need will realize they matter and that they're not invisible.

"We're a close community. And it's good to be like that," Dawson smiles.

"Right now, I feel great!" Lee said. "I've never felt this feeling before, helping others."

The students hope their service will touch some lives. They know it's already changed theirs.

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