On Saturday, Aug. 3, 130 volunteers of all ages came together to invest in two local elementary schools.
Members of Grace Church Federal Way, South King Fire and Rescue, Communities in Schools, FWPS, Adelaide Elementary staff and families, Adelaide HOA, Roots Church and City Wide Christian Fellowship invested 520 man hours preparing the facilities and grounds for their students’ return next month.
Some of the labor was backbreaking or tedious — picking weeds, pruning undergrowth, moving 24 yards of gravel, 12 yards of bark and painting buildings. These servant leaders made an investment in children they will never meet because they wanted to make a difference in the lives of students and encourage educators. They were willing to put the needs of another ahead of their own.
The strength of our community is found in large hearts and generous spirits. Organizations like SKFR, CIS, FWPD, FWPS and others are led by service-minded men and women who are committed to investing in the lives of others, and that commitment secures the future of our city.
As elections draw near and much attention is given to what is “wrong with our leaders” or “wrong with our community,” I want to take this opportunity to thank those who faithfully and selflessly invest in our city. You make our city great.
Pastor Jon McIntosh, Grace Church Federal Way