Eighth Graders at Holy Family School prepared sandwiches for relief efforts as a service project last week during their US History class. Food donations by community members made this project possible. Students constructed 300 sandwiches in appreciation of the hard work done by electrical linemen restoring power. Students worked for 2 hours and then the food was delivered to workers staged in the area.
The class also composed cards to give thanks. The notes were full of gratitude, hope and knowledge of the hard work the linemen do after storms. Intricate drawings of machinery that connect power were meticulously illustrated alongside words of thanks.
Efforts by the students at Holy Family echo adult community programs after the storm. Linemen are still working to restore power in southern Louisiana after Hurricane Ida made landfall in late August. West Baton Rouge has had programs to temporarily house linemen, feed them and even provide laundry services.