Bridge Academy help Salvation Army, learn about community service

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Students at Bridge Academy do a community outreach service once a quarter, and this time they helped out the Salvation Army.

"Usually at Christmas time, we do the Salvation Army and La Posada," said Lucy Wills the counselor at the school.

This time around schedules did not line up to help out La Posada so some students helped clean an elderly individual's yard.

Wills said she's been at the school for seven years and they've been helping out ever since she's been there.

"They're great as a team down there. They are excited. You can hear the giggling and the laughing," she said.

Other students worked together to organize nonperishable items into different boxes at the Salvation Army, then stacking the boxes and naming them.

"I like helping the community. I feel like a good person when I do it," said eighth grader Dixie Williams.

Student Council President Jadon Parker feels the same way.

"It makes me feel good. It makes me feel proud to be able to have all of my peers actually here and helping out with the community," Jadon said.

He said he wants to be an astronomer, thinking that doing community service will benefit him.

"Maybe it can give me job experience and help me be able to work with others better," he said.

Wills said the Salvation Army said they were grateful that the school was there to help out.

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