More than 150 students from Roanoke Valley Christian School are wrapping up a community service project.
Around 9 a.m. Friday students rolled up their sleeves and ventured out to Jubilee Acres. This is a campground that provides a healthy outlet for families and children served through the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
Students spent hours clearing trails, spreading mulch, removing brush and leaves, and helping at the caretakers’ house to prepare the grounds for summer camps.
"We feel here that it's not just about academics,” said Eric Gutierrez, the recruitment & advancement director. “We want them to be a complete person when they leave the school so we want them to really invest the skills that they've been given to benefit someone else.”
Students were expected to wrap up work Friday around 1 p.m.
If you'd like to roll up your sleeves and help out, Jubilee Acres is always looking for summer volunteers.