Our Fifth Annual Serve-A-Thon was a great success! Our students participated in seven service projects across Broward County, including feeding the homeless, packaging food for hungry families, restoring Snyder Park, and visiting nursing homes.
Our Western High School students visited the Alexander Nininger State Veterans Home and enjoyed every minute of their experience!
One great story from their visit is about a resident who although cannot hear, was still able to connect in a meaningful way with Firewall students Katherine and Daniel.
The Veteran shared many stories with the students, like where he was stationed and all about his children. Katherine and Daniel were able to respond and asked lots of questions by writing them down on a whiteboard.
Daniel was especially impacted by the time spent with the veterans, as he is thinking about joining the Coast Guard after he graduates from High School.
Katherine was also touched and said “This guy was full of stories and enjoyed talking to us so much that he didn’t want us to leave! He was my favorite! He’s such a sweetheart and I hope I can come back and visit him again and hangout! Without Firewall, I think I’d be lost. I’m beyond blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you Firewall Centers!”
Stories likes this are what Serve-A-Thon is all about!
“Serving is at the core of what we do at Firewall. So when our students serve the elderly, feed the homeless, and give back to the community at large, they are living out what it means to be a servant leader,” said Andy Fernandez, Firewall Centers’ Executive Director.
Click for more Serve-A-Thon photos on Firewall’s Facebook page
If you have any extra books or know someone who might, please consider donating them!
Book drop-off information:
Firewall Headquarters building
13451 SW 7th Pl, Davie, FL 33325
Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00 p.m