Day Of Service For Pope John Paul II Students, Faculty
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An entire high school took a break from the books to invest a little time and sweat into making their community a better place.
A small army of students and faculty from Pope John Paul II carried out their first ever school-wide day of service on Wednesday.
Some of them were at the Nashville Rescue Mission where they were getting dirty in the kitchen, warehouse, and donation center.
The group even painted an entire courtyard, which they said was no small task.
"It would have been a huge undertaking and would have taken a lot of resources and large staff to pull that off. They were able to pull it with a team of about 50, they pulled it off in about four hours," said Matthew Spardone with the Nashville Rescue Mission.
Students at Pope John Paul are required to do 40 hours of community service every year. To date, the school has given more than 200,000 hours of service.