WRITTEN BY BRENT LAGER
Before kicking off its upcoming season, the Raytown High School volleyball program took time out of its busy training schedule to assist a local charity in downtown Kansas City.
On Thursday, Aug. 6, the nearly 30-person team visited Hope Faith Ministries located at 705 Virginia Avenue to help feed the homeless, sort donated clothing and move furniture and other furnishings for the needy. Arriving at 8:30 a.m., the outing lasted for two hours and enabled the girls, ages 14-18, to experience the power of community service as a team before their midday practice.
"I just wanted my girls to get a chance to broaden their prospectives while helping out our local community," Raytown head coach Lauren Brentlinger said.
For several of the teenagers, it was their first time being inside a homeless shelter or assisting people with such serious needs. And according to Brentlinger, it won't be their last, as the coach hopes to take her players out volunteering together again later this season.
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IMPACT STATISTICS — IN JUST 2 YEARS, THE CALL KC HAS HELPED 1,810 VOLUNTEERS COMPLETE 5,025 SERVICE HOURS FOR 52 DIFFERENT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.