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Holding a Goat

Holding a Goat

You might be asking yourself why do these students look so excited about holding a goat in the rain? The answer is really very interesting. Nine energetic students and two brave staff went on a service trip to Jacksonville, Florida this January - giving up their last week of Christmas break! They served hot tuna casserole at a homeless shelter, helped with homework, painting, bike and window repair at an after school program, sorted various garments at a clothing center, fabricated wall components for new houses, painted the exterior of a finished home, and finally on their last day, in the rain, they cleared hurricane debris from a potato field and learned a lot about hydroponics and sustainability. They worked with local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Dignity U Wear, Sanctuary on 8th Street, Salzbacher Homeless Shelter and Heifer Project International. A grand total of 418 hours of service work was completed by everyone in less than 5 days! Now that's teamwork. Here you see the students taking a break from working in the pouring rain to visit some of the animals at Heifer Project International. The goat is named Brown Ear.