Local youth group helps Habitat for Humanity

Front - l to r: Stephanie Wise, Chanel Ruch,Sarah Dotson, Kellyn Pakanen, Kristiina Chism, Brittany Pellervo, Kelsi Nelson, Becky Saari, Megan Saari, Jennifer Burns. Middle - l to r: Tony Ruch, Shannon Maki, Ashley Ahlstrom, Garrick Bennett, Daniel White, Jamie Ahlstrom, Alycia Rodriquez, Kody Hamp, Juliana Saari. Back - l to r: Kevin Maki, Neil Wirkkala, Connie Bailey, Melissa White, Jann Bailey, Joseph Fletcher.

Students fromNaselle Youth Ministries, Naselle Assembly of God Church, recently took time from theirannual senior high retreat to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity building site in Olympia. Twentystudents and five adult leadershelped prepare the site for top soil and sod.Donated flowers from the students were also planted at the site.Students helped in painting the porch of the almost completed home.

"This is the second time we have brought students to this site to volunteer," said youth pastor Jann Bailey. "The benefits of working with Habitat for Humanity is two-fold.First, it helps provide homes for needy families andsecondly, it givesstudents an opportunity toserve others and a senseof accomplishment."

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