An Opportunity for Servant Leadership

March 1, 2012  |     |   General

Three 8th grade students – John Anderson, Tyler Timm and Justin Bewley – have begun a servant leadership project at Wahoo Middle School. They realize that homelessness is a problem that affects all communities. In fact, the average age of a homeless person in the United States is nine years old! The boys have challenged their middle school classmates to bring 150 new or slightly used winter coats, jackets or sweatshirts to school. They will sort them and then pass them on to the Open Door Mission in Omaha.

Maggie Cope, a representative from the Mission, came out to Wahoo Middle School and spoke with the students. She mentioned that a homeless family often has mere minutes or hours to pack their belongings and move out of their existing home. Knowing that, those people generally pack only what they need at that time. Since many people find themselves pushed out of their homes in the summertime, they often lack winter or cold weather clothes needed at this time of the year.

John, Tyler and Justin have challenged the middle school to raise the 150 coats, jackets and sweatshirts by March 16th. If you have extra cold weather clothes and wish to donate them to their cause, you can drop them off at the middle school office.

8th graders Tyler Timm, Justin Bewley and John Anderson are leading a cold weather clothes drive at Wahoo Middle School.

If you would like to make a difference right here in our community and would like to organize a drive for needed items for Open Door Mission please give Maggie a call today at 402-829-1554 or e-mail her at