Heidi Hash had the chance to give a priceless gift. It wouldn’t cost her money, but it would require a huge investment of time, energy – and faith.
The youth pastor at her church, South Hill Bible Church, was invited to bring a group of kids to UGM Camp for a week, and he was wondering where they should look to find the children who needed it most.
“Grant!” she said immediately. She had two children at Grant Elementary School and knew it held hundreds for whom this would be the only way they’d ever get to go to camp. The school’s rate of children qualifying for lunch assistance from the government is 83%, reflecting the relative poverty in the neighborhood. These parents can’t afford to pay for “luxuries” like summer camp.
The Grant principal welcomed the idea. She asked what kinds of children they wanted to recruit.
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