Saturday, February 25, 2017

• Think Together and EarlyAct Team Up to Help Vets

There is an arm of the Rotary Club called EarlyAct Club. 
April Watkins is on the left, the students leaders of EarlyAct, starting third from the left is VFW President of District 3 Brenda Wardrip, local VFW President Cari Gardner, and Ayesha Sabree Program leader.

If you visit their website you'll see that EarlyAct aims to teach its members: 
  • Caring 
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Tolerance
  • Citizenship
  • Compassion
  • Friendship
  • Leadership
There is an EarlyAct club at Wildomar Elementary School headed by April Watkins and the student president is Victoria. She shared some details about the clubs' latest service project.
During the presentation, Brenda Wardrip and Cari Gardner answered many questions from the kids. One was from Isabella asking where the blankets were going to go, and the answer was to the VA hospital in Loma Linda.
The project was to make blankets for veterans that are in the hospital, and present them to the local VFW for distribution. In all, they made ten large, colorful, comfy blankets.

In total, there were about 100 of her fellow students that helped make the ten tie blankets. The idea was to help the veterans, so that "they could get better, and to stay warm when it's cold," she told me.
The kids were listening attentively as their questions were answered. Rosalyn (sp?) asked, "How many people are sick?"  Cari Gardner answered, "There are lots of them. A couple of weeks ago we served up hamburgers and hot dogs for them and there were over 1500, serving all the patience in the wards and the nurses and doctors. There are a lot of them there." 
It took about four months to complete the project and they worked on it after they'd finished their homework at THINK Together. 


Victoria told me that she likes being in the EarlyAct club because it makes her feel good to help others. 
The THINK Together group that also doubles as the EarlyAct Club.
Great job EarlyAct members, you're on a path to being fine adults!

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Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
– Mark Twain, 1835-1910

Wildomar Rap loves to astonish.

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