You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Central students serve local groups

Day of Service projects aid 20 Springfield organizations.


Tierra Smith was glad she brought gloves and trash bags when her group of 15 students walked into Safe Harbor House’s newest property on Center Street.

“This way we’re not getting extremely messy,” the Catholic Central School junior said Friday.

Helping Safe Harbor, which assists women in need with transitional housing and support, means their staff can focus more of their time on their programs and less on cleaning. The organization was one of 20 locations throughout Springfield where Catholic Central School students lent a hand as part of their Senior High Service Day project.

Volunteers scraped off wallpaper, swept, scrubbed walls and sorted antiques for sale at the property Safe Harbor House hopes to have available as low-rent housing for its patrons this summer. It’s help Rebecca Mills, director of programming and personnel, said they sorely needed.

“I always love seeing young people rise up and do great things in the community,” she said. “I think it gives us hope for our future that they actually want to do this and help out.”

For Smith, who was a student group leader on the project, it’s also about proving to the community that they have something positive to offer.

“It helps us show Springfield that there are people out here trying to help and there’s not just (people) sitting doing nothing,” she said. “There are truly people out here trying to help and just make the world a better place.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Waitress moved to tears after receiving $1,000 tip
Waitress moved to tears after receiving $1,000 tip

A 20-year old waitress from Canada was shocked and moved to tears last Saturday when a customer left her a $1,000 tip for a dinner that cost $87.15, ABC News reported. Jennifer Peitsch is a waitress at Mongo's Grill in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was working an unusually busy shift, which meant longer waits for customers and added anxiety for the waitress...
Vermont CEO paying employees to go to Women’s March
Vermont CEO paying employees to go to Women’s March

The co-owner of a Vermont-based company offered her employees two nights in a hotel and airfare up to $250 to walk with her in a protest Saturday in Washington, D.C., The Huffington Post reported. >>Complete coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration  Donna Carpenter, the CEO and co-owner of Burton Snowboards, told Cosmopolitan that ...
3 killed when car hits pedestrians on Australian street
3 killed when car hits pedestrians on Australian street

A man deliberately drove into a pedestrian-filled street in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials told The Associated Press that the incident was not terrorist-related. Early Friday afternoon, a man was seen driving in erratic circles in the middle of a major intersection in downtown...
'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled as video of possible abuse investigated
'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled as video of possible abuse investigated

A day after continued fallout from a video that surfaced on set, the premiere for the film "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled. The video in question was obtained by celebrity gossip site TMZ. It shows a German shepherd named Hercules struggling with a trainer as people on set appear to try to guide the dog into a pool of water rigged...
Florida woman used photocopied $20 bills at Walmart, Applebee’s
Florida woman used photocopied $20 bills at Walmart, Applebee’s

A woman in northern Florida got arrested after she tried to use paper photocopies of $20 bills at a Walmart and an Applebee’s.  According to Lake City police, Brandi Harden, 30, went to a Walmart on Jan. 14 and gave the cashier five of the fake bills to purchase items, the Gainesville Sun reports. When the Walmart employee...
More Stories