SWHS Varsity in Volunteerism Teams Up with Community Action

The Sedro-Woolley High School Varsity in Volunteerism Club raised over $250 in a five-day coin drive for Community Actions Mountain of Hope fund, according to club adviser Travis Johns.
According to Johns, even though the coin drive did not have a goal for how much money they would bring in, he was proud of the outcome.
The Community Action “Mountain of Hope Fund” started in 2010 when Pastor Rand O’Donnell had come across a man whose house had just burnt down.
The man had asked the pastor for a place to stay, and the pastor took him to a hotel and paid for the man’s stay.
The pastor asked the man if he had a penny. The man had only a little bit of change left on him, but didn’t hesitate to give up one. O’Donnell kept this penny on a wall at his church and later teamed up with Community Action of Skagit County, starting Mountain of Hope in order to do more good for the local community.
Johns was proud of the participation from the students. “This is an amazing number based on how we raised it in just five days with limited promotion before the coin drive. It shows how kind and generous students are in this school,” said Johns.
Community Action prides itself on bettering local communities.
“This local organization’s mission is to help people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities.” Johns said.