NHS Gives Back to the Homeless

WEST COVINA, CA– For two Tuesdays in a row, the BPHS National Honor Society (NHS) volunteered at a homeless shelter. From 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., the students organized goods and served dinner.

The St. Christopher Catholic Church held its annual winter shelter program, in which organizers provided housing and food for its hundreds of homeless throughout the area. This program will continue at seven other churches around the region for thirteen weeks until March 15th, 2016.

NHS had the chance to organize in the shelter’s store the first Tuesday on December 8th, where they sorted clothing, shoes, and other necessities.

The next Tuesday, December 15th, NHS members helped pack up the store, due to the shelter moving out to St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora. In pairs, the NHS members later served dinner to the homeless along with many other volunteers.

The homeless were provided with a place to stay where they got hot meals, showers, food, clothing, and blankets. The shelter remains successful because of the thousands of volunteers who help run the program. Volunteers can see how the community comes together to help those in need.

Michelle Vu, President of NHS, expressed her thoughts on helping out. “My favorite part of the Christmas season is volunteering at the homeless shelter. [This is] my fourth year at the shelter and this time I’m giving back with NHS.”

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