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by Chesapeake Conference, courtesy Adventist Review
When students from Chesapeake Conference’s Atholton Adventist Academy (AAA) in Columbia, Maryland, United States, saw the needs of Afghan refugees resettling in their local community, they decided to help.
During the past four months, AAA students have raised more than US$5,000, collected and sorted donations, delivered food and essential items, and hosted an event in the school’s gymnasium where 18 Afghan families received winter clothing and enjoyed a catered meal.
“It’s made a difference in the way students think about what’s possible,” Beth Villanueva, an English teacher at AAA, said. Villanueva worked closely with students on the refugee project. “Having a chance to make a tangible difference allows students to see a way to live that has value and meaning in their community.”
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