Students Partner With Diakonia For Community Service
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Sixth graders from Berlin Intermediate School are partnering with Diakonia for the 7th year in a row, for a community service project that teaches them about the environment and the importance of community involvement.
Thursday, students from Ms. Tammy Kreppel's class spent the day planting flowers, pulling weeds, laying down mulch, and doing some landscaping for the homeless shelter. They got the chance to learn about Diakonia and the work it does for the community, they helped organize its food pantry, and they even got to do some soil testing.
"We're pretty much just helping the people here and just helping ourselves because we're just learning -- learning what to do when we're older. We're not gonna be young forever. We're gonna grow up eventually and this is helping us grow up," Keegan Mitchell said.
"It just makes me feel really good that I can help everybody and not just certain people. I can help everybody," Hannah Burke said.
Diakonia services more than 10,000 families over the course of a year.
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